vegetable marrow


noun

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

Origin of vegetable marrow

First recorded in 1810–20
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vegetable marrow


noun

a cucurbitaceous plant, Cucurbita pepo, probably native to America but widely cultivated for its oblong green striped fruit, which is eaten as a vegetable
Also called: (US) marrow squash the fruit of this plant
Often shortened to: marrow
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