C moschata
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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