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)

Examples of winter squash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The naturally pasta-like winter squash actually makes a delicious gluten-free pizza base. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Most Delicious Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts You’ll Ever Taste," 22 Feb. 2021 As far as pumpkin goes, any winter squash, such as acorn or butternut work perfectly. Miska Lewis, Bon Appétit, "Porotos Con Riendas is the Stew to End All Stews," 21 Jan. 2021 Zapallo means pumpkin in Spanish, but this sustaining stew will happily accommodate any other winter squash as well. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Porotos Ganados, Moqueca Bahaina, Carapulcra and more: Stews full of comfort from South America," 14 Jan. 2021 Produce vendors sold large bundles of collard greens alongside winter squash and other seasonal harvests. John King, SFChronicle.com, "As we kept our distance from one another, our public spaces revealed their new uses," 1 Jan. 2021 The menu includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, winter squash, cranberry sauce, salad, breads and pumpkin pie, for $12 a meal, payable in cash or by check. courant.com, "Community news for the Enfield edition," 5 Nov. 2020 The menu includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, winter squash, cranberry sauce, salad, breads and pumpkin pie, for $12 a meal, payable in cash or by check. courant.com, "Community news for the Enfield edition," 5 Nov. 2020 Right now, the centerpiece is winter squash, whatever variety is coming out of Twin Organics, the organic Northfield, Minn., farm run by siblings Jacob and Andrew Helling. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 11 Dec. 2020 The menu includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, winter squash, cranberry sauce, salad, breads and pumpkin pie, for $12 a meal, payable in cash or by check. courant.com, "Community news for the Enfield edition," 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of winter squash

1771, in the meaning defined above

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“Winter squash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winter%20squash. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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