American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Marrow squash.
- n. chiefly UK the marrow squash
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) an egg-shaped gourd, commonly eight to ten inches long. It is noted for the very tender quality of its flesh, and is a favorite culinary vegetable in England. It has been said to be of Persian origin, but is now thought to have been derived from a form of American pumpkin.
- n. any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh
- n. large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins
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