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

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Springtime favorites like squash and zucchini will add a happy pop of color to your fridge. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "3 Easy Ways to Redesign Your Fridge," 1 Apr. 2019 In a large salad bowl, toss together zucchini, cucumbers, olives and torn basil. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "This Salad Is the Best Way to Use All the Vegetables You Have Right Now," 16 Aug. 2018 Add zucchini, yellow squash, and carrot; simmer 3 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Summer Minestrone," 27 July 2018 Spread ricotta on each half, then top with zucchini, squash, and scallions. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Grilled Squash Garlic Bread," 25 July 2018 Cut zucchini and chicken into pieces and toss in sauce; fold in basil. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Grilled Basil Chicken and Zucchini," 16 Aug. 2018 Add the onion, fennel, and zucchini and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until browned. Laura Washburn, House Beautiful, "Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: Soup au Pistou," 23 Jan. 2013 The surprising entrée included roasted eggplant, zucchini noodles, smoked tomato sauce, and a dollop of basil aioli. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disneyland's new Pixar Pier: Is it Incredible?," 10 July 2018 Pumpkins, zucchini, and watermelons also go in this category. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Cucumber Are Fruits — Not Vegetables — And This Changes Everything," 10 Dec. 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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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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