summer squash


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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For a fun, summery twist on baba ganoush, try swapping out eggplants for zucchini to take advantage of the summer squash in its peak season. 1. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Zucchanoush," 2 Aug. 2019 There's a course with venison and corn and blueberries and a summer squash and greens. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Award-winning Native American chef coming to Zingerman's for indigenous dinner, discussion," 25 July 2019 Carol’s home garden includes tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, basil, herbs, lettuce, spinach, kale, swiss chard, scallions, broccoli, cabbage and peppers. Steve Schering,, "Oak Park woman joins trend of front yard vegetable gardens, hosts dinner made from bounty," 23 July 2019 Joining the existing strawberry and native blackberry crops this summer are new 90-foot row gardens of kale, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, basil, green beans, peppers and three varieties of summer squash. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "New family carries on legacy of 99-year-old Vista farm," 21 July 2019 Remove from the heat and toss with the tomatoes and summer squash. Jessica Battilana,, "Recipe: Blistered Green Beans With Tomatoes, Pounded Walnuts and Raw Summer Squash," 21 June 2019 Garlicky oil and a liberal amount of salt infuse the zucchini (or yellow summer squash) with flavor, while pasta water and grated parm finish it off. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit, "Zucchini Doesn’t Have to Be Watery and Sad," 18 June 2019 If your summer squash is destroyed by squash vine borers, replace it with tatuma squash. Calvin Finch,, "More great plants for color in your San Antonio summer garden," 14 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of summer squash

1801, in the meaning defined above

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