zuc·​chi·​ni | \ zu̇-ˈkē-nē How to pronounce zucchini (audio) \
plural zucchini or zucchinis

Definition of zucchini

: 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 Adding zucchini along with the potatoes increases the nutrient profile as well as fiber in the dish. Maya Feller, NBC News, "5 meals to make under lockdown that are inexpensive, delicious and healthy," 13 May 2020 There are several vegetables that are common and easy to grow: tomatoes, radishes, chard, zucchini squash, peppers, cabbage, lettuce and carrots. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "The human needs driving the rise in gardening, and how to start one," 3 May 2020 Banana bread, zucchini bread and cookies are among the top recipes that don’t need yeast. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Dry yeast flew off shelves during coronavirus pantry stocking. Here's when you can buy it again," 23 Apr. 2020 Fold into a Savory Skillet Cake Use up this produce: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, beets, corn Sweet or savory, latke-like cakes are great vehicles for little odds and ends. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "10 Creative Ways to Use Up Produce That Go Beyond Salads," 1 Apr. 2020 The trucks en route carried items like peppers, zucchini, watermelons and cucumbers. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Will the Bay Area run out of food? Nope. The supply chain is healthy," 16 Mar. 2020 Succulent Sea Bala, featuring zucchini, sour cherry, and champagne. Sarah Kloepple, Popular Mechanics, "Artificial Intelligence and Robots Can Make Your Next Cocktail. But Should They?," 3 Feb. 2020 Take a tomato-y soup and add some zucchini, cannellini beans and noodles for a cozy, comforting meal. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Creamy, versatile cannellini beans star in these 9 recipes," 11 Nov. 2019 This popular bread machine turns out 1.5 to 2-pound loaves with 12 different settings including no-yeast breads (think zucchini or pumpkin) and gluten-free (made with flours like almond, chickpea, or other special blends). Popular Science, "Bread makers to fulfill your every knead," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of zucchini

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zucchini

Italian, plural of zucchino, diminutive of zucca gourd

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The first known use of zucchini was in 1925

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22 May 2020

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“Zucchini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zucchini. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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zuc·​chi·​ni | \ zu̇-ˈkē-nē How to pronounce zucchini (audio) \

Kids Definition of zucchini

: a smooth cylinder-shaped green-skinned vegetable that is a type of squash

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