summer crookneck
crookneck crook"neck`, n. Either of two varieties of squash, distinguished by their tapering, recurved necks. The {summer crookneck} is botanically a variety of the pumpkin ({Cucurbita pepo}) and matures early in the season. It is pale yellow in color, with warty excrescences. The {winter crookneck} belongs to a distinct species ({Cucurbita moschata}) and is smooth and often striped. [U. S.]

Syn: crookneck squash. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • summer crookneck — noun yellow squash with a thin curved neck and somewhat warty skin • Syn: ↑crookneck, ↑crookneck squash • Hypernyms: ↑yellow squash * * * noun : any of several crooknecks that are summer squashes and in the original and many surviving forms have… …   Useful english dictionary

  • summer crookneck squash — paprastojo aguročio kiaušininis porūšis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaisinis kultūrinis augalas (Cucurbita pepo subsp. ovifera). atitikmenys: lot. Cucurbita melopepo; Cucurbita ovifera; Cucurbita pepo… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • summer crookneck squash — paprastojo aguročio kiaušininio porūšio kiaušininis varietetas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaisinis kultūrinis augalas (Cucurbita pepo subsp. ovifera var. ovifera). atitikmenys: lot. Cucurbita pepo subsp …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • crookneck — crook neck , n. Either of two varieties of squash, distinguished by their tapering, recurved necks. The {summer crookneck} is botanically a variety of the pumpkin ({Cucurbita pepo}) and matures early in the season. It is pale yellow in color,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crookneck — noun yellow squash with a thin curved neck and somewhat warty skin • Syn: ↑crookneck squash, ↑summer crookneck • Hypernyms: ↑yellow squash …   Useful english dictionary

  • crookneck squash — noun yellow squash with a thin curved neck and somewhat warty skin • Syn: ↑crookneck, ↑summer crookneck • Hypernyms: ↑yellow squash …   Useful english dictionary

  • Summer squash — are a subset of squashes that are harvested when immature (while the rind is still tender and edible). All summer squashes are the fruits of the species Cucurbita pepo (although not all squashes of this species are considered summer squashes).… …   Wikipedia

  • winter crookneck — crookneck crook neck , n. Either of two varieties of squash, distinguished by their tapering, recurved necks. The {summer crookneck} is botanically a variety of the pumpkin ({Cucurbita pepo}) and matures early in the season. It is pale yellow in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winter crookneck — noun any of various plants bearing squash having hard rinds and elongated recurved necks • Syn: ↑winter crookneck squash, ↑Cucurbita moschata • Hypernyms: ↑winter squash, ↑winter squash plant • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yellow crookneck squash — is a variety of summer squash (species Cucurbita pepo ) with bumpy, yellow skin and sweet flesh. The taste is closer to winter squashes than to summer squashes, although it is a short season bearer.The squash are supposed to taste best when… …   Wikipedia

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