[ skwosh-blos-uhm, skwawsh- ]

  1. indicating or pertaining to a design or configuration resembling the flower of the squash plant, especially as found in jewelry made by various American Indians.

Origin of squash-blossom

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby squash-blossom

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How to use squash-blossom in a sentence

  • The whorl represents the squash blossom, which is the Hopi emblem of purity and maidenhood.

  • This is called the squash-blossom headdress and signifies maturity.

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  • We stood near our squash-blossom girl, and the progress of the race was written on her face.

    I Married a Ranger | Dama Margaret Smith