[ kok-uh-zel-ee ]

  1. a variety of summer squash having a dark-green skin that is usually striped with light green or yellow.

  2. the plant itself.

Origin of cocozelle

First recorded in 1920–25; of uncertain origin; perhaps from a dialectal form of Italian cocuzza “gourd, pumpkin,” from Late Latin cucutia; perhaps a re-formation of Latin cucurbita “gourd”; see origin at gourd, -elle

Words Nearby cocozelle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024