- a flat, whitish variety of squash, Cucurbita pepo melopepo, having a scalloped edge.
Origin of pattypan squash
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called cymling, scallop squash.
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- mainly US a small round flattish squash with a scalloped rim and thin, pale green skin
Word Origin for pattypan squash
C17: patty + pan 1
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