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summer squash

noun
1.
any of several squashes of the variety Cucurbita pepo melopepo, that mature in the late summer or early autumn and are used as a vegetable in an unripe state, before the rind and seeds become hard.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55
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Examples from the web for summer squash
  • Zucchini, yellow summer squash, and gourds grow together in the garden.
  • Throw on sliced zucchini or summer squash or eggplant, lightly seasoned.
  • summer squash comes in many different shapes and colors.
  • Both winter and summer squash are perfect ingredients for entrees, appetizers, salads and desserts.
  • summer squash should be allowed to fully mature as well, although this will take them much past the edible stage.
  • It may be prepared in similar ways to other summer squash, such as zucchini, but may require peeling and a bit more seasoning.

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