cu·​shaw ku̇-ˈshȯ How to pronounce cushaw (audio)
: 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)

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First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cushaw was in 1698

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Cite this Entry

“Cushaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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