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cushaw

[kuh-shaw, koo-shaw] /kəˈʃɔ, ˈku ʃɔ/
noun
1.
any of several squashes having long, curved necks, especially varieties of Cucurbita mixta.
Origin of cushaw
1580-1590
An Americanism dating back to 1580-90; origin obscure; alleged AmerInd etymologies unsubstantiated
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