summer squash
noun Date: 1815 any of various squashes that are cultivars of a variety (Cucurbita pepo var. melopepo) and are used as a vegetable while immature and before hardening of the seeds and rind

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  • 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

  • summer squash — noun count one of several types of SQUASH that are usually cooked and eaten before they become completely RIPE (=fully grown) and too hard …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • summer squash — ☆ summer squash n. any of a variety (Cucurbita pepo melopepo) of small garden squashes grown in summer and eaten before fully ripe …   English World dictionary

  • summer squash — noun 1. any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden • Syn: ↑summer squash vine, ↑Cucurbita pepo melopepo • Hypernyms: ↑squash, ↑squash vine • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • summer squash — sum′mer squash′ n. pln any of several squashes of the variety Cucurbita pepo melopepo that mature in the late summer or early autumn: used as a vegetable in its unripe state • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • summer squash — noun a squash of a variety eaten before the seeds and rind have hardened, unsuitable for storage …   English new terms dictionary

  • summer squash — any of several squashes of the variety Cucurbita pepo melopepo, that mature in the late summer or early autumn and are used as a vegetable in an unripe state, before the rind and seeds become hard. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • summer squash vine — noun any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden • Syn: ↑summer squash, ↑Cucurbita pepo melopepo • Hypernyms: ↑squash, ↑squash vine • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yellow summer squash — (one of several cultivated Cucurbita pepo ) is a type of yellow coloured vegetable marrow and is a member of the gourd family. It is also known as Summer Squash and Straightneck Squash. It has mildly sweet and watery flesh, and thin tender skins… …   Wikipedia

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