candy roaster

[ kan-dee roh-ster ]

  1. a winter squash that is typically long, large, and tubular in shape, especially popular in the southeastern United States.

Origin of candy roaster

First recorded in 1925–30; originally bred by the Cherokee in the southern Appalachians in the 1800s and culturally important to the Cherokee Nation, which protects and disperses the seeds of this cultivar through a seed bank program

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