- any of various summer squashes, as the cocozelle and zucchini.
Origin of vegetable marrow
First recorded in 1810–20
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Historical Examples of vegetable marrow
Willesden allotment-holders are complaining of a shortage of male blooms on their vegetable-marrow plants.
There may be a good deal of apple in some plum-jam and perhaps some vegetable-marrow.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
- 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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