squash-blossom

[skwosh-blos-uh m, skwawsh-]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. squash bug,
  2. squash ladder,
  3. squash racquets,
  4. squash tennis,
  5. squash vine borer,
  6. squashable,
  7. squashy,
  8. squassation,
  9. squat,
  10. squat thrust

Origin of squash-blossom

First recorded in 1920–25

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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