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acorn squash

an acorn-shaped variety of winter squash, growing to 18 inches (46 cm) long and 14 inches (36 cm) in diameter, having a dark-green to orange-yellow skin and yellow to orange flesh.
Origin of acorn squash
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • acorn squash, roasted and mashed with butter and brown sugar or maple syrup.
  • It had worked out okay with my spur-of-the-moment acorn squash, after all.
  • acorn squash has a mild flavor and goes well with sweet and nutty seasonings.
  • Cinnamon and cloves spice up traditional acorn squash wedges.
  • These squashes included various summer squashes as well as acorn squash.

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