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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Some top picks include cucumber (96% water), zucchini (95% water), watermelon (92% water), and grapefruit (91% water). Sally Tamarkin, SELF, "22 Easy Ways to Drink More Water Every Day," 3 Jan. 2019 Top bowls with pickles, chard, zucchini, tomatoes, avocado pieces and fermented foods, if using. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Feed Your Head: Foods That Target Depression and Anxiety," 26 July 2018 Place last two remaining lasagna sheets on top and spoon the remaining Bolognese over that; the cover the final layer of zucchini and basil leaves. Fox News, "Rocco DiSpirito's Mother's Day Recipes," 8 May 2015 Makes 6 servings 6 large carrots, spiralized 1 zucchini, spiralized 4 tablespoons olive oil (divided) 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 3 cups cooked quinoa Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Roasted Spiralized Carrot, Feta and Walnut Salad," 5 Jan. 2018 Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 small fennel bulb, quartered, cored, and chopped 2 zucchini, chopped 8 oz. Laura Washburn, House Beautiful, "Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: Soup au Pistou," 23 Jan. 2013 Or, homemade zucchini noodles, cut with a spiralizer and drenched in a mint avocado sauce. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Beginner's Guide to Plant-Based Eating With Deliciously Ella," 15 Sep. 2018 Transfer to a bowl and add the zucchini and onions. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A large round of pizza dough is grilled with veggies and ricotta, then drizzled with honey," 9 July 2018 Think of it as non-stick insurance when grilling delicate proteins such as fish or flimsy vegetables like zucchini and eggplant. David Kaplan, Fox News, "This simple mayonnaise-based grilling hack will change your summer cookouts," 4 July 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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