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

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Recent Examples on the Web Alternate layers of sliced onion, zucchini and pattypan squash. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Quick pickling gives fresh veggies and fruit a tangy crunch in a day or less," 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,, "What veggies are in at San Antonio-area farmers markets right now and what’s coming," 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, "This Fort Worth farmers market has all locally-grown goods, including apples and giant tomatoes," 12 Aug. 2019 When squash season hits, we’re inundated with all kinds — pattypan and Lebanese cousa, golden squash, zucchini. Alexandra Hall,, "Can you make a vegetarian meal on the grill? Let local chefs show you how," 17 July 2019 Delicate oil-poached cod contrasted the zesty-ness of a Caesar salad buzzed up into a bright-green sauce, snappy Ninja radishes, and the sweet-tart ping of pattypan squash in molasses agrodolce. Craig Laban,, "Helm is at the nexus of an emerging universe," 9 Dec. 2017 Serve adorned with roasted vegetables, such as carrots, watermelon radishes and pattypan squash (recipe below). Kathryn O'shea-evans, House Beautiful, "How to Make Lentils With Roasted Veggies," 4 Aug. 2016

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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 30 May. 2020.

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