winter squash

noun

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)

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Dwarf or bush forms of larger vegetables such as tomatoes, pumpkins, and winter squash are most suited to container gardening. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Acorn Squash Shaped like its namesake, these popular winter squash are reliable performers. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "16 Types of Squash and Everything You Need to Know About Them," 28 Dec. 2018 Cramped beds: Small square foot garden beds aren’t ideal for crops that take up a lot of room, such as vining winter squash, asparagus, or a big planting of sweet corn. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "The Pros and Cons of Square Foot Gardening," 30 July 2018 About a quarter of the filling in her pumpkin pies will be winter squash. Robert Mcmillan, WSJ, "Your Pumpkin Pie Has a Dark Secret— It’s Made From Squash," 20 Nov. 2018 Though a surprising fact for some, technically, pumpkins are a winter squash in the family Cucurbitaceae, along with cucumbers, zucchini, and melons. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "How to Grow Pumpkins," 11 July 2018 Plant seeds for lima and snap beans, beets, carrots, celery, chard, cucumbers, endive, fennel, jicama, melons, mustard, okra, potatoes, radish, soybeans, spinach, summer and winter squash, turnips and watermelon. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Get your green thumbs into high gear | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Apr. 2018 Dwarf or bush forms of larger vegetables such as tomatoes, pumpkins, and winter squash are most suited to container gardening. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Container Gardening," 1 June 2017 Underlining the French connection, this block of beef is served with carrots, potatoes and winter squash. New York Times, "French Skills Meet Korean Flavors at Soogil in the East Village," 8 May 2018

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1771, in the meaning defined above

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winter squash

noun

English Language Learners Definition of winter squash

US : 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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