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 Peel and chop 1 medium tomato and 2 medium zucchini and add both to the pan. Irina Groushevaia, Bon Appétit, 15 July 2021 At the loading dock behind the store, employees left cardboard boxes and plastic bags filled with green grapes, bananas, nectarines, bell peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. Samantha Chery, sun-sentinel.com, 4 July 2021 In a large bowl, add the chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, zucchini and the remaining half of the dressing. Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 Like fellow summer crops zucchini and peppers, cucumbers tend to inundate the lucky — or hapless — people growing them. Washington Post, 26 June 2021 The muffaletta draws from other local food businesses: olive relish, roasted peppers, grilled zucchini and eggplant are served on bread from Oakland bakery Firebrand with a side of Creole macaroni salad made from Community Grains pasta. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 2021 Moroccan spiced zucchini and mushrooms with blackberry harissa sauce, and a Greek yogurt trifle cake with raspberry mousse and a Bramble Berry Compote. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Return the eggplant and zucchini to the pan and bring to a boil. BostonGlobe.com, 15 June 2021 Place corn and zucchini, cut sides down, on hot grill. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 14 June 2021

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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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“Zucchini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zucchini. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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