courgette

courgette

[koor-zhet]
noun Chiefly British.

Origin:
1930–35; < French, orig. diminutive of courge gourd < Vulgar Latin *cucurbica, for Latin cucurbita; cf. cucurbit, gourd, -ette

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courgette (kʊəˈʒɛt)
 
n
chiefly (Brit) Also called: zucchini a small variety of vegetable marrow, cooked and eaten as a vegetable
 
[from French, diminutive of courge marrow, gourd]

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