acorn squash

noun
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:
1935–40

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acorn squash

noun
1. squash plant bearing small acorn-shaped fruits having yellow flesh and dark green or yellow rind with longitudinal ridges 
2. small dark green or yellow ribbed squash with yellow to orange flesh 
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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.
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