summer squash

noun

Definition of summer squash

: any of various squashes that are cultivars of a variety (Cucurbita pepo var. melopepo) and are used as a vegetable while immature and before hardening of the seeds and rind

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It is said to taste like green beans and can be sautéed or cooked as for summer squash. Robin Tribble, Popular Mechanics, "How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin," 24 Jan. 2019 Firm, sweet white flesh has more flavor than many other kinds of summer squash. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "16 Types of Squash and Everything You Need to Know About Them," 28 Dec. 2018 Cut zucchini and summer squash lengthwise ¼ inches thick. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Grilled Squash Garlic Bread," 25 July 2018 But in many other parts of the world the flower buds, flowers, and very young fruit (which taste pretty much like summer squash) go in salads and other dishes. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Your Own Loofah Sponge," 8 May 2017 Toss peppers and summer squash with oil and chili powder. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Smoky Veggie Quesadillas," 29 July 2015 The daily-changing menu features an expansive list of pizzas in iterations like the Napoletana with tomato, Bluefin tuna conserva, capers, pecorino and hot pepper, and the Zucca with butternut and summer squash, red onion, and saba. Leah Bhabha, Vogue, "How to Spend a Fall Weekend on the North Shore of Massachusetts," 15 Oct. 2018 Additional items for sale include basil, summer squash, flowers and possibly melons and lettuce, according to the Center for Land-Based Learning, the group that runs the Urban Farms program. Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "West Sacramento’s Barn to host fresh, local produce sales through September," 12 July 2018 First halve zucchini and summer squash, salt them, and let the water drain. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "This Marinated Zucchini Recipe Is Changing the Way I Make All Vegetables," 12 June 2018

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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