crookneck

noun

crook·​neck ˈkru̇k-ˌnek How to pronounce crookneck (audio)
: a squash with a long recurved neck

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Most people are growing either summer crookneck or zucchinis. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Feb. 2021 The blooms on the crookneck squash looked like giant yellow trumpets. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 31 Oct. 2020 The blooms on the crookneck squash looked like giant yellow trumpets. cleveland, 31 Oct. 2020 The kind of woman who’d spend hours carving swan figures out of crookneck squash but couldn’t even make a good brisket (the fattiest, most mess-up-proof cut of meat). Alison Roman, Bon Appétit, 3 Dec. 2019 Squash: The summer squashes like pattypan, zucchini and crooknecks are everywhere, and in a few more weeks, expect some overlap with the winter varieties. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, 9 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crookneck was in 1784

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Cite this Entry

“Crookneck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crookneck. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

crookneck

noun

crook·​neck ˈkru̇k-ˌnek How to pronounce crookneck (audio)
: a squash with a long curved neck
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