zucchini

noun
zuc·​chi·​ni | \zu̇-ˈkē-nē \
plural zucchini or zucchinis

Definition of zucchini 

: a smooth usually cylindrical dark green summer squash also : a plant that bears zucchini

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Furin also offers bento boxes, which offer an array of foods, such as tempura made of sweet potatoes, butter squash, zucchini and onion, as well as shrimp, Wang said. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs and NWI: Furin Japanese Restaurant and Bar in Valparaiso," 10 July 2018 In a large bowl, drizzle the zucchini and broccolini with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper, tossing to evenly coat. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Tomato-braised Broccolini-stuffed Beef Rolls," 27 Mar. 2018 Chuck invented these zucchini muffins that Wyatt loves. Nicole Yorio, Redbook, "Sheryl Crow's Favorite Good-for-You Foods," 14 June 2011 Two late-summer market/garden favorites, sweet corn and zucchini, team up in this classic — which of course, also includes bacon. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2018 farmers markets in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin," 1 May 2018 Simple pastas dressed with vegetables, fennel au gratin, typically soupy risottos, a zucchini and mint frittata, and peaches in amaretto syrup are some standouts, and her fig-and-mascarpone cake, and pine nut-and-custard tart are first-rate. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Venice, Without the Tourists," 2 July 2018 In a mini blender combine 1 cup of 100% tomato juice, half of a medium fresh zucchini, 1 tablespoon of juice from all natural jarred olives, ⅛ teaspoon Italian herb seasoning, 1/16 teaspoon ground black pepper, and 1/16 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Health.com, "6 Mocktail Recipes That Make Happy Hour Way Healthier," 12 July 2018 Meanwhile, brush zucchini, eggplant, peppers, and red onion with oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Grilled Ratatouille Linguine," 21 June 2018 Thread zucchini, squash, and peppers onto separate skewers. Kristina Kurek, Country Living, "Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon-Scallion Vinaigrette," 13 June 2018

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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

noun
zuc·​chi·​ni | \zu̇-ˈkē-nē \

Kids Definition of zucchini

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

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