courgette

[ koo r-zhet ]
/ kʊərˈʒɛt /

noun Chiefly British.


Nearby words

  1. courbet,
  2. courbet, gustave,
  3. courbevoie,
  4. coureur de bois,
  5. coureurs de bois,
  6. courie,
  7. courier,
  8. courlan,
  9. courland,
  10. cournand

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

courgette

/ (kʊəˈʒɛt) /

noun

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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