any of several varieties of Cucurbita maxima or C. moschata that mature in late autumn and are used, when ripe, as a vegetable.
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How to use winter squash in a sentence
Pumpkin can be used just like any other winter squash, cut into wedges or cubes and roasted, or simmered for side dishes, salads and soups.Creamy tomato pumpkin soup turns to warming Caribbean flavors for an extra dose of comfort | Ellie Krieger | October 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Fresh pork stewed with parsnips; turnips; winter-squash or cashaw—Apple dumplings.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book | Eliza Leslie
Pickled pork with pease-pudding; winter-squash; hominy—Molasses pie.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book | Eliza Leslie