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 In addition to the beloved omelets, the couple added new options including build-your-own breakfast bowls with a base of grits or breakfast potatoes and a range of toppings from Applewood smoked bacon and chicken sausage, to spinach and zucchini. Shauna Stuart | Sstuart@al.com, al, 16 Sep. 2022 Other summer squashes and pumpkins will also pollinate zucchini. Benjamin Whitacre, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Sep. 2022 Chopping zucchini and carrots in the same unorthodox way that Kendall Jenner did a cucumber in a viral video earlier this year, Kylie reluctantly admits that Kendall may have been onto something. Liam Hess, Vogue, 13 Sep. 2022 Economical and abundant, zucchini and onion are roughly a third the price of ground pork at my nearest supermarket. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 16 Sep. 2022 Yet zucchini descended from squashes cultivated in Central and South America about 7,000 years ago. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 3 Sep. 2022 These babies are versatile, especially compared to some of their predecessors, like zucchini or sweet potato noodles. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 11 June 2022 Keep summer squash wrapped in the crisper drawer Summer at the farmers market often means an abundance of summer squash like zucchini. Mike Rose, cleveland, 6 Apr. 2022 Nearby is a lush vegetable garden with melons, zucchini and tomatoes growing under the searing July sun. Christopher Helman, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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“Zucchini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zucchini. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for zucchini


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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