zucchini

noun

zuc·​chi·​ni zu̇-ˈkē-nē How to pronounce zucchini (audio)
plural zucchini or zucchinis
: a smooth usually cylindrical dark green summer squash
also : a plant that bears zucchini

Examples of zucchini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Danny’s quenelle is made of scallop and zucchini mousse and is served with zucchini batons and green chartreuse; Rasika’s quenelle is made of daal and comes with beet and carrot batons and rasam, an Indian soup that Rasika compares to a consomme. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 10 Apr. 2024 Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, add the garlic and then the zucchini, and cook slowly for 15-20 minutes. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 20 June 2024 And the latter is being utilized to cook up steaks, branzino, zucchini, and eggplant, among other plates. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 13 June 2024 This combination of shrimp and zucchini is one of them. Melissa Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for zucchini 

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Word History

Etymology

Italian, plural of zucchino, diminutive of zucca gourd

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zucchini was in 1925

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“Zucchini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zucchini. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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zucchini

noun
zuc·​chi·​ni zu̇-ˈkē-nē How to pronounce zucchini (audio)
plural zucchini or zucchinis
: a smooth cylinder-shaped usually dark green summer squash
also : a plant that bears zucchini

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