squash-blossom

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

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.

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