American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A zucchini.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Chiefly Brit. a marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small; -- called also
- n. Chiefly Brit. a small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green; -- called also
- n. small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green
- n. marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small
- Borrowing from French courgette, diminutive of courge ("vegetable marrow, marrow squash"). (Wiktionary)
- French dialectal, diminutive of courge, gourd, from Old French cohourde, from Latin cucurbita. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Google uses this method in a program they wrote called courgette to reduce the size of the patches it sends out for Chrome, but Red Bend the mobile phone software company has a patent on this method and has filed suit against Google.”
“Perhaps I should mention my bugbear is when zucchini are called courgette in English/Italian cookbooks ;”
“Did you know, btw, that the zucchini we get in England, known as courgette, is nothing like this size and more like a small marrow.”
“Using your food processor's shredder blade, make zucchini (aka courgette) "noodles.”
“A woman successfully fended off a bear attack in Montana with the only weapon she could find - a large zucchini also known as a courgette, officials said Thursday.”
“The alternate name courgette is the French word for the vegetable, with the same spelling, and is commonly used in France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.”
“The alternate name courgette is the French word for the vegetable, with the same spelling, and is commonly used in France, Ireland, and the United”
“Whoopsie, "courgette" would be the proper spelling.”
“Gabriele/Bernita - so it seems 'courgette' is very much the minority name :”
“I'm glad you explained about the carrots -- I was feeling disoriented and wondering if there was a new kind of courgette!”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘courgette’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
A lits of greens: cooked leafy vegetables; pigments, paint names, compound words, etc; words and phrases that pertain to or contain "green". Please add your favorites!
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As much fun to say as they are to eat.
My big word list.
My collection of words that are intriguing, but don't fit my other lists.
aka words we stole from the French
Looking for tweets for courgette.