acorn squash
noun Date: 1937 an acorn-shaped dark green winter squash (Cucurbita pepo) with a ridged surface and mildly sweet yellow to orange flesh

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Acorn squash — (Cucurbita pepo), also called pepper squash[1] or Des Moines squash,[2] is a winter squash with distinctive longitudinal ridges and sweet, yellow orange …   Wikipedia

  • acorn squash — acorn ,squash noun count AMERICAN a small round SQUASH (=a hard smooth vegetable), usually orange or yellow, in the shape of an acorn …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • acorn squash — ☆ acorn squash n. a kind of winter squash, acorn shaped with ridged, dark green skin and sweet, yellow flesh …   English World dictionary

  • acorn squash — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms acorn squash : singular acorn squash plural acorn squashes a small round squash (= a hard smooth vegetable), usually orange or yellow, in the shape of an acorn …   English dictionary

  • acorn 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)

  • acorn 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)

  • acorn squash — noun 1. squash plant bearing small acorn shaped fruits having yellow flesh and dark green or yellow rind with longitudinal ridges • Hypernyms: ↑winter squash, ↑winter squash plant 2. small dark green or yellow ribbed squash with yellow to orange… …   Useful english dictionary

  • acorn squash — an acorn shaped variety of winter squash, growing to 18 in. (46 cm) long and 14 in. (36 cm) in diameter, having a dark green to orange yellow skin and yellow to orange flesh. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • acorn squash — a′corn squash n. pln a variety of winter squash having dark green to orange yellow ridged skin and deep yellow flesh • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • acorn squash — noun Any of several varieties of a plant, Cucurbita pepo, being a dark green winter squash having yellow to orange fresh …   Wiktionary

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