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 Ko’Sin Several holiday dishes will be served 5:30-9:30 p.m. Starters include roasted winter squash bisque ($6) and grilled endive kale salad ($13). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Here are 28 restaurants for Christmas dinner in metro Phoenix," 6 Dec. 2019 For vegetables like carrots or winter squash, make a sweet-tart sauce thickened with cornstarch. Eric Velasco, al, "How to make post-Thanksgiving leftover pot pies," 26 Nov. 2019 Potatoes are an obvious choice, as are radishes, fennel, beets and winter squash. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "A mandoline slices faster and easier than a knife — if you know how to use it," 5 Nov. 2019 Meanwhile, the longest-season crops like carrots, potatoes, winter squash, leeks and Brussels sprouts are increasing in availability. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, potatoes, oh my: It’s officially fall at the farmers markets," 19 Sep. 2019 Roast sweet potatoes or winter squash with cinnamon, or simply season a finished salad with a dash of freshly ground nutmeg. Amy Gorin, NBC News, "6 easy, delicious ways to upgrade your salad for winter," 3 Jan. 2019 With the new look comes a new seasonal menu that focuses on truffles, winter squash, and celery root, with dishes like a braised osso buco for two, and Italian-style fondue of Fontina d'Aosta. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Serra Alpina by Birreria at Eataly Just Transformed Into a Winter Wonderland for The Holidays," 8 Nov. 2019 Fortunately, these decidedly fall herbs pair well with other fall offerings such as pumpkin, winter squash and hearty greens. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "Keep celebrating the season with pasta dinner with pumpkin, sage and sausage," 4 Nov. 2019 Pumpkins and winter squash start at $1, straw bales for $4, Indian corn and corn stalk bundles for $4. Beth Rankin, The Know, "A guide to Colorado corn mazes, pumpkin patches and fall farm festivals," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of winter squash

1771, in the meaning defined above

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21 Dec 2019

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“Winter squash.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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