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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  • crookneck — ☆ crookneck [krook′nek΄ ] n. any of several varieties of squash with a long, tapering, curved neck …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — n. yellow squash that has a thin long curved neck and slightly warty skin; plant that bears the crookneck …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crookneck — noun Date: 1784 a squash with a long recurved neck …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crookneck — /krook nek /, n. 1. any of several varieties of squash having a long, recurved neck. 2. any plant bearing such fruit. [1750 60, Amer.; CROOK1 + NECK] * * * …   Universalium

  • crookneck — noun Any of several yellow varieties of squash having a curved neck …   Wiktionary

  • crookneck — crook•neck [[t]ˈkrʊkˌnɛk[/t]] n. pln any of several varieties of squash having a long curved neck • Etymology: 1750–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

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  • 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 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

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