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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On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss zucchini with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; arrange in an even layer and roast 6 minutes. Redbook Test Kitchen, Redbook, "Roasted Shrimp Scampi," 20 Aug. 2018 Some of the sample dishes sound straight out of a Venice Beach diet: wild caught prawn ceviche and lavosh, seared organic chicken and zucchini pappardelle, lemon angel food cake with blueberry topping. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World's Longest Flight May Also Be the World's Longest Spa Treatment," 17 Aug. 2018 Rotating entrees could include al pastor tacos or prime rib hash, and there’s always a vegetarian or vegan option like zucchini meatballs or quinoa fritters. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "11 Chicago restaurants offering great brunch buffets," 13 July 2018 Rempel Family Farm will have baby carrots and zucchini this week, along with radishes, kales, snow apple turnips, spinach, arugula and other items. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Scrumptious strawberries and the beginning of zucchini season," 4 July 2018 Furin also offers bento boxes, which offer an array of foods, such as tempura made of sweet potatoes, butter squash, zucchini and onion, as well as shrimp, Wang said. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs and NWI: Furin Japanese Restaurant and Bar in Valparaiso," 10 July 2018 In a large bowl, drizzle the zucchini and broccolini with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper, tossing to evenly coat. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Tomato-braised Broccolini-stuffed Beef Rolls," 27 Mar. 2018 Chuck invented these zucchini muffins that Wyatt loves. Nicole Yorio, Redbook, "Sheryl Crow's Favorite Good-for-You Foods," 14 June 2011 Two late-summer market/garden favorites, sweet corn and zucchini, team up in this classic — which of course, also includes bacon. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2018 farmers markets in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin," 1 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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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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