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)

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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 Today there are 72 plots that produce everything from tomatoes, peppers, herbs and zucchini to winter squash, eggplant, kale and salad greens. John Benson,, "Fairview Park Community Garden continues to blossom with resident green thumbs," 4 Apr. 2018 Peeling, seeding, and cutting up hard winter squash is about as much fun as cleaning the stove. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Twice-Roasted Squash with Parmesan Butter and Grains," 19 Mar. 2018 Some vining plants like winter squash, melons or cucumbers can be trained and tied to grow up a trellis affixed to a container. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Consider growing a few veggies in containers this year | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018 Including fruit in your breakfast and starchy vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, plantains, and winter squash in your lunches and dinners is a great way to get in plenty of healthy carbs. Christine Byrne, SELF, "7 Whole30 Lunches From 1 Grocery List," 11 Jan. 2018 Total time: 25 minutes, plus marinating time This dinner keeps things simple with chicken breast, winter squash, and some broccoli. Christine Byrne, SELF, "7 Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners From 1 Grocery List," 6 Feb. 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of winter squash

: 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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