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squash-blossom

[ skwosh-blos-uh m, skwawsh- ]
/ ˈskwɒʃˌblɒs əm, ˈskwɔʃ- /
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adjective

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.

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Nearby words

squash bug, squash ladder, squash racquets, squash tennis, squash vine borer, squash-blossom, squashable, squashy, squassation, squat, squat thrust

Origin of squash-blossom

First recorded in 1920–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for squash-blossom

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

    I Married a Ranger|Dama Margaret Smith
  • 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