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Definition of the noun acorn squash

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  1. squash plant bearing small acorn-shaped fruits having yellow flesh and dark green or yellow rind with longitudinal ridges
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic terms: winter squash / winter squash plant = any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall
  2. small dark green or yellow ribbed squash with yellow to orange flesh
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic term: winter squash = any of various fruits of the gourd family with thick rinds and edible yellow to orange flesh that mature in the fall and can be stored for several months

Alternative definition of the noun acorn squash


  1. Any of several varieties of a plant, Cucurbita pepo, being a dark green winter squash having yellow to orange fresh


Acorn squash, also called pepper squash or Des Moines squash, is a winter squash with distinctive longitudinal ridges and sweet, yellow-orange flesh. Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs to the same species as all summer squashes.

  • also known as Squash, winter, acorn, raw

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Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

acorn squash, a small squash with a deeply fluted diamond or acorn-shaped shell. Acorus calamus (sweet flag; flagroot; calmus; calamus; sweet cane; sweet grass). an iris-like herb (Family Araceae) that ...

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia (2012)

acorn squash pattypan squash zucchini Sweet Dumpling squash Preparing 4To prepare summer squash, wash it and cut off.

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2008)

by Dolf De Rovira

Acorn Squash (flavor similar to hazelnut with a bell pepper character). C. maxima var. — Banana squash (elongated and yellow). C. maxima var. — Autumn squash (similar to pumpkin and mammoth squash), peduncle protruding at base.

Google previewThe Diner's Dictionary (2012)

Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto

British-speakers tend to use it for the marrow's more exotic and curiously shaped relatives (for example, the acorn squash, the crookneck squash, the Turk's turban squash). See also BUTTERNUT SQUASH, CHAYOTE, PATTYPAN, PUMPKIN, ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Food & Kitchen - Food & Kitchen (2009)

acorn squash Its smooth hard skin turns orange when fully ripe; the delicate, ...

Google previewMansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2001)

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Squash, pumpkin, marrow, vegetable marrow, courgette, summer squash, winter squash, yellow-flowered gourd, ornamental gourd, vegetable spaghetti, acorn squash, zucchini, pattypan squash, Jack o'lantern pumpkin; Chin , ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Dictionary of Dream Language (2013)

by Briceida Ryan

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Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World (2009)

15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations by Emory Dean Keoke, Kay Marie Porterfield

Varieties of the genus Cucurbita pepo, more commonly known as summer squash, include acorn squash, zucchini, yellow squash, and decorative GOURDS. The PUMPKIN is also classified as a Cucurbita pepo. Native American farmers living ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Food and Cooking (1998)

by Charles Gordon Sinclair

with poached egg acorda de mariscos (Pol An acorda flavoured with shellfish and coriander acorn squash (USAl see tahle queen squash Acorus calamus Bot. Calamus acqua (Itl Water acqua cotta (Itl A mushroom soup made from a mixture ...

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