winter squash

noun

Definition of winter squash

  1. :  any of various hard-shelled squashes (such as acorn squash, cushaw, or Hubbard squash) that can be stored for several months and belong to cultivars of several cucurbit species (especially Cucurbita maxima, C. moschata, and C. pepo)

1775

First Known Use of winter squash

1775


WINTER SQUASH Defined for English Language Learners

winter squash

noun

Definition of winter squash for English Language Learners

  • : any one of several vegetables (such as acorn squashes and butternut squashes) that are grown until their shell and seeds are hard and that can be stored for several months


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