- any of several varieties of Cucurbita maxima or C. moschata that mature in late autumn and are used, when ripe, as a vegetable.
Origin of winter squash
First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for winter squash
Fresh pork stewed with parsnips; turnips; winter-squash or cashaw—Apple dumplings.
Pickled pork with pease-pudding; winter-squash; hominy—Molasses pie.