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cushaw

[ kuh-shaw, koo-shaw ]
/ kəˈʃɔ, ˈku ʃɔ /
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noun

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 American Indian etymologies unsubstantiated
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