cushaw

cushaw

[kuh-shaw, koo-shaw]
noun
any of several squashes having long, curved necks, especially varieties of Cucurbita mixta.

Origin:
1580–90, Americanism; origin obscure; alleged AmerInd etymologies unsubstantiated

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cushaw

noun
1. plant bearing squash having globose to ovoid fruit with variously striped grey and green and white warty rinds 
2. globose or ovoid squash with striped grey and green warty rind 
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