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 Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans and line bottom only of pans with parchment. Grate zucchini and place in a clean dish towel. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Testing recipes brought a steady stream of new dishes to my table. A few became favorites.," 7 Jan. 2020 In food processor fitted with large grating disk, grate zucchini and transfer to separate bowl. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Zucchini Latkes," 3 Jan. 2020 Dinner tonight would be chicken alfredo, zucchini and summer squash casserole, tossed salad, cucumbers, and, of course, apples and cookies for dessert. John Carlisle, Freep.com, "Homeless people Up North are drawn to this small Michigan community," 1 Dec. 2019 Some bake bread when neighbors drop off overflowing bags of zucchini and offer cooking classes and wine tastings to lure shoppers through the door when the lean winter months strain their budgets. Jack Healy, New York Times, "Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There.," 5 Nov. 2019 Add another layer of zucchini, followed by all the chard, then ½ cup of the Cheddar. Mark Hyman, NBC News, "What's for dinner (and lunch the next day)? This healthy Turkey Zucchini Lasagna recipe," 3 Nov. 2019 Dinner will include New York strip steak, zucchini and corn cakes, roasted potatoes, rainbow swiss chard au gratin, apple crisp, ice cream and a complimentary glass of wine. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 20 Sep. 2019 Here are 6 ways Thursday’s dinner is a bowl of zucchini and potato soup topped with a tangle of shredded chicken. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "The new meal prep: 6 dinners from 3 basic ingredients," 28 Aug. 2019 Most meals are accompanied by a spicy salsa made in seemingly limitless varieties — zucchini, lemon, bitter melon, onion, mango. Rowan Moore Gerety, New York Times, "Why Hiking Beats Surfing on Réunion Island (Hint: Sharks!)," 28 Dec. 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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14 Feb 2020

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“Zucchini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zucchini. Accessed 17 Feb. 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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