crook·​neck | \ ˈkru̇k-ˌnek How to pronounce crookneck (audio) \

Definition of crookneck

: a squash with a long recurved neck

Examples of crookneck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Alison Roman’s Brisket Is Nothing Like Her Grandma’s—and That’s a Good Thing," 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,, "What veggies are in at San Antonio-area farmers markets right now and what’s coming," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of crookneck

1784, in the meaning defined above

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“Crookneck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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