cushaw

noun
cu·​shaw | \ ku̇-ˈshȯ How to pronounce cushaw (audio) , ˈkü-ˌshȯ \

Definition of cushaw

: a large round to ovoid squash that usually has mottled stripes and a curved neck and is a fruit of any of several cultivars of winter squash (Cucurbita argyrosperma synonym C. mixta and C. moschata)

First Known Use of cushaw

1698, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cushaw

origin unknown

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“Cushaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cushaw. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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