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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Brown Dog Farm has more tulips and anemones at the market this week, while Rob Wells at Hatcher Pass Dahlias has dahlia starts at clearance prices, along with tumbler tomato baskets, nasturtium baskets and zucchini starts. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Give rhubarb, get Wild Scoops ice cream. Also, where to get the season’s first strawberries.," 13 June 2019 Fewer people wanted to learn about the 1,000-plus breeds of cattle or show off their homegrown zucchini in a vegetable display. cincinnati.com, "From the Editor: Until you experience it, it's hard to comprehend the hidden costs of being poor," 13 June 2019 Fewer people wanted to learn about the 1,000-plus breeds of cattle or show off their homegrown zucchini in a vegetable display. Amber Hunt, Cincinnati.com, "Tired and worn: Hamilton County Fairgrounds, once a statewide draw, now on life support," 11 June 2019 Yuzu shrimp is followed by a zucchini spiral, then squid and edible shiso flower and eel soup and a plate of bite-size morsels (eggplant, crab, fish eggs, jellyfish, squash), all chased with the most delicious mochi dessert (a gelatinous rice cake). James Whitlow Delano, National Geographic, "Here’s your ultimate Tokyo itinerary," 25 Apr. 2019 Divide mixture among zucchini shells (about 1/4 cup each). Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Ricotta- and Goat Cheese- Stuffed Zucchini," 20 May 2019 Class Eventi served an Italian feast that included scallops and burrata as appetizers, followed by a pasta course of ravioli stuffed with zucchini flowers and spinach, and tagliolini with black truffle and toma cheese. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Epic Lake Como Wedding Had It All: An Alta Moda Photoshoot, Fireworks, and a Surprise Opera," 11 Apr. 2019 The tool is also perfect for dishes with sweet potatoes, eggplant, or zucchini. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "This Small, Inexpensive Kitchen Tool Will Revolutionize Your Weekday Meal Prep," 30 Apr. 2019 The menu will likely include items such as grape leaves, eggplant and zucchini stuffed with rice, meat and other ingredients. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After fleeing war, refugees will open a Syrian restaurant in a redeveloped Milwaukee building," 4 May 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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Kids Definition of zucchini

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

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