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 Harvest summer squash and zucchini at 5 inches, and pick beans as soon as the seeds fill the pods to keep them all producing. BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2021 Here’s one example: Our local farmers market and Paul’s Fruit Market haul last weekend included summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, bacon, dill and thyme. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 14 July 2021 The server brings out a dish of thin coins of summer squash topped with crab and kaluga caviar and dots of bright-green lovage oil. E. Alex Jung, Vulture, 7 July 2021 Get it rip-roaring hot and toss on steaks, strips of summer squash, and anything else that could benefit from high heat. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 22 June 2021 The recipe is quite versatile — in addition to changing up the variety of summer squash, other cheeses or herbs can be used. Kelly Brant, Arkansas Online, 26 May 2021 Take off with shrimp ceviche, fried plantains or cassava root gnocchi with summer squash, corn and okra in a chipotle brown butter hollandaise. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2021 These include beans, cucumbers, peppers, tomato, eggplant, melons, zucchini, summer squash, watermelon and more. Zareen Syed, chicagotribune.com, 12 May 2021 Part of the summer squash family, zucchini has a mild flavor and pairs well in a ton of versatile dishes. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of summer squash

1801, in the meaning defined above

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2 Aug 2021

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“Summer squash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summer%20squash. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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