Squash
Squash Squash, n. [Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw, green, immature, applied to fruit and vegetables which were used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine apple.] (Bot.) A plant and its fruit of the genus {Cucurbita}, or gourd kind. [1913 Webster]

Note: The species are much confused. The long-neck squash is called {Cucurbita verrucosa}, the Barbary or China squash, {C. moschata}, and the great winter squash, {C. maxima}, but the distinctions are not clear. [1913 Webster]

{Squash beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a small American beetle ({Diabrotica vittata}, syn. {Galeruca vittata}) which is often abundant and very injurious to the leaves of squash, cucumber, etc. It is striped with yellow and black. The name is applied also to other allied species.

{Squash bug} (Zo["o]l.), a large black American hemipterous insect ({Coreus tristis} syn. {Anasa tristis}) injurious to squash vines. [1913 Webster]


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  • Squash — Fédération internationale Fédération mondiale de squash Champion(ne)(s) du monde en titre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • squash — [ skwaʃ ] n. m. • 1930; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Sport dans lequel deux joueurs côte à côte se renvoient, à l aide de raquettes, une balle de caoutchouc qui rebondit sur les murs d un court fermé. Jouer au squash. Faire du squash. ● squash, squashs… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Squash — 〈[ skwɔ̣ʃ] n.; od. s; unz.; Sp.〉 Rückschlagspiel zwischen zwei Spielern auf einer ,40 x 9,75 m großen, von vier Wänden begrenzten Fläche [engl., „pressen“ <vulgärlat. exquassare; <lat. ex „aus, heraus“ + quassare „schleudern“] * * * Squash… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Squash — may refer to: * Squash (plant), the fruit of vines of the genus Cucurbita * Squash (sport), an indoor racket sport formerly called squash racquets * Squash tennis, a similar game but played with equipment related more to that of tennis * Squash… …   Wikipedia

  • Squash — Sn (eine Sportart) per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. squash, zu ne. squash kräftig schlagen, zerquetschen, auspressen , dieses aus afrz. esquasser, esquacer, aus früh rom. * exquassare, zu l. quassāre heftig erschüttern …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Squash — Squash, n. 1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease. [1913 Webster] Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a boy; as a squash is before t is a peascod. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, something unripe or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squash — squash1 [skwôsh, skwäsh] vt. [OFr esquasser < VL * exquassare < L ex , intens. + quassus: see QUASH2] 1. a) to squeeze or crush into a soft or flat mass b) to press or squeeze tightly or too tightly 2. to suppress or bring to an abrupt end; …   English World dictionary

  • squash — squash; squash·ber·ry; squash·i·ly; squash·i·ness; …   English syllables

  • Squash — Squash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squashed} (skw[o^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squashing}.] [OE. squachen, OF. escachier, esquachier, to squash, to crush, F. [ e]cacher, perhaps from (assumed) LL. excoacticare, fr. L. ex + coactare to constrain, from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squash — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS sport gioco simile al tennis, praticato in un campo chiuso da pareti ai quattro lati, in cui due giocatori o due coppie di giocatori devono colpire a turno la palla con una speciale racchetta, facendola… …   Dizionario italiano

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