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cushaw

[kuh-shaw, koo-shaw]
noun
  1. any of several squashes having long, curved necks, especially varieties of Cucurbita mixta.
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Origin of cushaw

An Americanism dating back to 1580–90; origin obscure; alleged AmerInd etymologies unsubstantiated
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Historical Examples

  • Their macocks are a sort of melopepones, or lesser sort of pompion or cushaw.

    The History of Virginia, in Four Parts

    Robert Beverley