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winter squash

noun
1.
any of several varieties of Cucurbita maxima or C. moschata that mature in late autumn and are used, when ripe, as a vegetable.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
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  • winter squash is the perfect way to give your next fall meal a hearty upgrade.
  • But there ought to be an unsavory term for the off-taste of a winter squash.
  • winter squash should be harvested when fully mature and edible.
  • The terms pumpkin, winter squash, and summer squash have been applied to fruits of different species.
  • The overall purpose is to develop commercially acceptable summer and winter squash lines with resistance to phytophthora blight.
  • winter squash are harvested and eaten when fully mature.
  • Use of sequence-based polymorphisms for studying genetic diversity of winter squash.
  • Most melons have similar structure to winter squash with thick flesh and inner seed-filled midsection.

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