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[ kroo k-nek ]
/ ˈkrʊkˌnɛk /


any of several varieties of squash having a long, recurved neck.
any plant bearing such fruit.

Nearby words

crookes radiometer, crookes space, crookes tube, crookes, sir william, crookesite, crookneck, crool, croon, crooner, crop, crop circle

Origin of crookneck

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60; crook1 + neck Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crookneck

  • Like the Summer Crookneck, the scolloped squashes are used while young or in a green state.

    The Field and Garden Vegetables of America|Fearing Burr
  • The Bush Summer Crookneck is generally esteemed the finest of the summer varieties.

  • Somewhat of the form and color of the Common Winter Crookneck.

  • I resolved that my Canada crookneck seeds should be such as had grown in Canada.

    Excursions and Poems|Henry David Thoreau