cour·​gette | \ ku̇r-ˈzhet How to pronounce courgette (audio) \
plural courgettes

Definition of courgette

chiefly British
: zucchini She quartered three green tomatoes and sliced three courgettes— Alice Thomas Ellis … for centuries Italian peasants have made courgettes into fritters or squash-blossom sandwiches.— Noel Vietmeyer … a "fritto misto" type selection of battered and deep-fried courgette, celeriac and carrot …— Alison Davison

Examples of courgette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of my go-to weeknight dinners is pasta with sautéed courgette (zucchini), herbs, and pine nuts. 3 . Katy Beskow, SELF, "6 Supermarket Staples This Vegan Chef Swears By," 24 Aug. 2017 Dinner guests dined on a menu that included risotto carnaroli with violet artichokes and wild herbs, blue lobster roti with pomme de terre mousseline, and courgette tempura. Rebecca Keegan,, "Kendall Jenner, Will Smith, and Al Gore Find Common Glam at the Vanity Fair Cannes Party," 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of courgette

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for courgette

French, diminutive of courge gourd, from Middle French, from Latin cucurbita

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“Courgette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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