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courgette

[koo r-zhet] /kʊərˈʒɛt/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < French, orig. diminutive of courge gourd < Vulgar Latin *cucurbica, for Latin cucurbita; cf. cucurbit, gourd, -ette
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courgette

/kʊəˈʒɛt/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a small variety of vegetable marrow, cooked and eaten as a vegetable Also called zucchini
Word Origin
from French, diminutive of courge marrow, gourd
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