pat·​ty·​pan | \ ˈpa-tē-ˌpan How to pronounce pattypan (audio) \

Definition of pattypan

: a roundish summer squash having a scalloped edge

called also cymling

Examples of pattypan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The garden's goal is not only to provide fresh vegetables but introduce residents to new foods, like Kiwi, eggplants or pattypan squash and the different ways to use them. La Risa R. Lynch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Oct. 2021 Short and stout pattypan are as cute as buttons; slender, two-toned zephyrs look like their bottoms have been dipped in green dye; pale green chayote could be mistaken for pears at first glance. Washington Post, 2 July 2021 Their undulating, organic forms—each basket is unique—remind us of mollusk shells, or maybe pattypan squash run amok. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, 17 Nov. 2020 These types of squash, such as zucchini, pattypan, and crookneck squash—have thin edible skin and flesh that contains lots of moisture. Lisa Cericola, Southern Living, 4 Sep. 2020 Alternate layers of sliced onion, zucchini and pattypan squash. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 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,, 9 Oct. 2019 All in addition to plenty of high-summer bounty such as squashes (including eight-ball and pattypan), potatoes, okra and melons. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, 12 Aug. 2019 When squash season hits, we’re inundated with all kinds — pattypan and Lebanese cousa, golden squash, zucchini. Alexandra Hall,, 17 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of pattypan

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pattypan

pattypan pan for baking patties

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“Pattypan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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