vegetable-marrow

vegetable marrow

noun
any of various summer squashes, as the cocozelle and zucchini.

Origin:
1810–20

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vegetable marrow
 
n
1.  a cucurbitaceous plant, Cucurbita pepo, probably native to America but widely cultivated for its oblong green striped fruit, which is eaten as a vegetable
2.  Also called (in the US): marrow squash the fruit of this plant

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