cour·​gette ku̇r-ˈzhet How to pronounce courgette (audio)
plural courgettes
chiefly British
: zucchini
She quartered three green tomatoes and sliced three courgettesAlice 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 Be sure to try the courgette blossoms stuffed with ricotta, taleggio and black olives, ditto the pumpkin and rosemary risotto with roasted tofu. Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2023 Many of the meals promoted by wellness influencers – tiny dishes of spiralized courgette, acai bowls, quinoa – are not particularly filling but are made to look beautiful online. Ruchira Sharma,, 12 July 2021 This time around, the Don’t Worry Darling star balanced her phone on some avocados and filmed herself making some courgetti, which are noodles made out of a courgette (known on this side of the pond as a zucchini). Vulture, 29 Jan. 2022 The casual menu includes starters like summery courgette carpaccio with feta, wild strawberries and hazelnuts for a little extra crunch and trusty stracciatella with green asparagus. Rooksana Hossenally, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 Lunch was 170g chicken breast with 130g broccoli and lots of other vegetables like aubergine, courgette, peppers and cherry tomatoes. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 24 Feb. 2022 Pugh then tossed the noodles in with the simmering sauce, as opposed to boiling them separately, noting that the sauce helps give the courgette a more spaghetti-like texture. Glenn Garner,, 29 Jan. 2022 The Midsommar star then peeled the courgette into spaghetti, making sure to give her followers a safety disclaimer after hurting her knuckles in the peeler. Glenn Garner,, 29 Jan. 2022 One of my go-to weeknight dinners is pasta with sautéed courgette (zucchini), herbs, and pine nuts. 3 . Katy Beskow, SELF, 24 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of courgette was in 1891

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“Courgette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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