winter squash


Definition of winter squash

: 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)

Examples of winter squash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brussels sprouts, cantaloupes, slicing and pickling cucumbers, dill, eggplant, kale, peppers, pumpkins, summer and winter squash, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, and watermelon. oregonlive, 1 May 2022 As always, be mindful of the cook times for each ingredient: In general, denser vegetables—carrots, beets, winter squash—will need more time on the stove than broccoli, peppers and summer squash. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2022 Expect a wide range, from pimento cheese biscuits and beef-and-broccoli sandwiches to winter squash tartine. Sunset Magazine, 7 Mar. 2022 Pumpkin can be used just like any other winter squash, cut into wedges or cubes and roasted, or simmered for side dishes salads and soups. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 The beans, pureed or not, are great over rice, with roasted winter squash or sweet potatoes, or in tacos or burritos. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 Rouxs are an essential part of Cajun cooking and are also the backbone of many Japanese curries—like Chaey’s winter squash and mushroom curry and the Golden Curry that inspired her recipe. Bon Appétit, 29 Dec. 2021 But homemade puréed winter squash is delicious, and a whole lot better than anything in a can — sweeter, brighter and fresher. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2021 Seasonal fillings will come from the farmers’ market, such as kale and winter squash for savory and pear and apple for sweet. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of winter squash

1771, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2022

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“Winter squash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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