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noun Chiefly British.
  1. zucchini.
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Origin of courgette

1930–35; < French, orig. diminutive of courge gourd < Vulgar Latin *cucurbica, for Latin cucurbita; cf. cucurbit, gourd, -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for courgette


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

from French, diminutive of courge marrow, gourd
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