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winter squash

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  1. any of several varieties of Cucurbita maxima or C. moschata that mature in late autumn and are used, when ripe, as a vegetable.
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Origin of winter squash

First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for winter squash

Historical Examples

  • Fresh pork stewed with parsnips; turnips; winter-squash or cashaw—Apple dumplings.

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  • Pickled pork with pease-pudding; winter-squash; hominy—Molasses pie.