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noun Chiefly British.

Origin of courgette

1930–35; < French, orig. diminutive of courge gourd < Vulgar Latin *cucurbica, for Latin cucurbita; cf. cucurbit, gourd, -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for courgette



mainly British a small variety of vegetable marrow, cooked and eaten as a vegetableAlso called: zucchini

Word Origin for courgette

from French, diminutive of courge marrow, gourd
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