calabaza

[kal-uh-bah-zuh, kah-luh-; Spanish kah-lah-vah-sah]
noun, plural calabazas [kal-uh-bah-zuhz, kah-luh-; Spanish kah-lah-vah-sahs] .
a calabash.
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Main Entry:  calabaza
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a very large pumpkin-like squash with orange flesh that is moister and sweeter than pumpkin; also called abobora, ahuyama, crapaudback, Cuban squash, giraumon, toadback, West Indian pumpkin, zapallo
Etymology:  Spanish for 'pumpkin'
Usage:  cooking
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These three exotic vegetables: calabaza squash, chayote squash, and bitter melon are all becoming more mainstream.
Research must focus on cultivar improvement for tropical-type sweet potato and tropical pumpkin or calabaza.
Calabaza squash, also known as tropical pumpkin, is grown mostly in tropical and semi-tropical climates.
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