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

Examples of summer squash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Light and healthy, this guisada is a celebration of in-season summer squash and tomatoes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Slow-cooked Mexican stew celebrates summer vegetables," 5 Aug. 2020 Small, tender zucchini and other types of summer squash are more palatable than gigantic, seedy ones. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, "Here's How to Keep Your Vegetable Garden Alive," 17 June 2020 If using summer squash, cut the crooked neck section in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 1 1/2- to 2-inch pieces. cleveland, "Summer squash reaches its peak in the air fryer," 8 July 2020 Add peppers, zucchini, summer squash, oregano and salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Veggies galore: The joy of meatless meals," 23 June 2020 Plant green beans, cucumbers and summer squash by seed in the vegetable garden. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: It’s time to get your tomato garden planted in San Antonio," 19 Mar. 2020 Shake up your pasta salad routine this summer by marinating summer squash to let their flavors shine. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pesto Zucchini Orzo," 1 July 2019 Entrees change every week and include dishes like this week’s torn gnocchi with pig tail ragout, topped with curls of summer squash and caramelized zucchini. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "Celebration takeout: Right now is the perfect time to try 5 top Dallas restaurants at home," 7 May 2020 Tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are most easily grown from seedlings, but the pros recommend planting both seeds and seedlings with crops such as summer squash, cucumbers, beets and beans to stagger your harvests. Los Angeles Times, "DIY: Plant a victory garden now and grow your own groceries," 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of summer squash

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Summer squash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summer%20squash. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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