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crookneck

[kroo k-nek]
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noun
  1. any of several varieties of squash having a long, recurved neck.
  2. any plant bearing such fruit.

Origin of crookneck

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60; crook1 + neck
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Examples from the Web for crookneck

Historical Examples

  • Somewhat of the form and color of the Common Winter Crookneck.

    The Field and Garden Vegetables of America

    Fearing Burr

  • I resolved that my Canada crookneck seeds should be such as had grown in Canada.

    Excursions and Poems

    Henry David Thoreau

  • The Bush Summer Crookneck is generally esteemed the finest of the summer varieties.

  • Like the Summer Crookneck, the scolloped squashes are used while young or in a green state.