vegetable marrow

  1. any of various summer squashes, as the cocozelle and zucchini.

Origin of vegetable marrow

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby vegetable marrow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use vegetable marrow in a sentence

  • vegetable marrow is a type of summer squash and may be prepared for the table by any of the recipes for summer squash.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Perceiving that she desired me to have the vegetable marrow, I allowed her to take me out into the garden to get it.

    Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer | George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
  • Scoop the seeds from one large vegetable marrow, fill with the mixture, and bake for one hour.

  • By common consent, Miss Amy had always been presented with the largest vegetable marrow that Riff could produce.

    Notwithstanding | Mary Cholmondeley
  • Am I like a vegetable marrow, grown in your garden, that you want to feel me all round to see how soft I am?

British Dictionary definitions for vegetable marrow

vegetable marrow

  1. a cucurbitaceous plant, Cucurbita pepo, probably native to America but widely cultivated for its oblong green striped fruit, which is eaten as a vegetable

  2. Also called: (US) marrow squash the fruit of this plant

  • Often shortened to: marrow

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