cren·​shaw ˈkren-ˌshȯ How to pronounce crenshaw (audio)
often capitalized
: a winter melon having smooth green and gold skin and sweet salmon-colored flesh

Word History


probably from the name Crenshaw or Cranshaw

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crenshaw was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Crenshaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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