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cocozelle

[kok-uh-zel-ee]
noun
  1. a variety of summer squash having a dark-green skin that is usually striped with light green or yellow.
  2. the plant itself.
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Origin of cocozelle

of unclear orig., perhaps < dial. form of Italian cocuzza gourd, pumpkin < Late Latin cucutia, perhaps a re-formation of Latin cucurbita gourd; see -elle
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