winter crookneck
noun Date: circa 1909 any of several crooknecks that are winter squashes (Cucurbita moschata) noted for their keeping qualities

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  • 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

  • winter crookneck — any of several winter varieties of squash, Cucurbita moschata, having elongated, curved necks. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • winter crookneck squash — noun 1. any of various plants bearing squash having hard rinds and elongated recurved necks • Syn: ↑winter crookneck, ↑Cucurbita moschata • Hypernyms: ↑winter squash, ↑winter squash plant 2. a squash with a hard rind and an elongated curved neck …   Useful english dictionary

  • winter crookneck squash — kvapusis moliūgas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos vaisinis kultūrinis augalas (Cucurbita moschata). atitikmenys: lot. Cucurbita moschata; Cucurbita pepo var. moschata angl. butternut squash; cheese pumpkin; golden cushaw;… …   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

  • Winter squash — (Australia: pumpkin) is a warm seasoned vegetable, representing several species within the genus Cucurbita . It differs from summer squash in that it is harvested and eaten in the mature fruit stage, when the seeds within have matured fully and… …   Wikipedia

  • winter squash — noun 1. any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall • Syn: ↑winter squash plant • Hypernyms: ↑squash, ↑squash vine • Hyponyms: ↑acorn squash, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • winter squash plant — noun any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall • Syn: ↑winter squash • Hypernyms: ↑squash, ↑squash vine • Hyponyms: ↑acorn 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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