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vegetable marrow

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

Origin of vegetable marrow

First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for vegetable marrow

Historical Examples

  • Willesden allotment-holders are complaining of a shortage of male blooms on their vegetable-marrow plants.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug 15, 1917

    Various

  • There may be a good deal of apple in some plum-jam and perhaps some vegetable-marrow.


British Dictionary definitions for vegetable marrow

vegetable marrow

noun
  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: (US) marrow squash the fruit of this plant
Often shortened to: marrow
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