from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several edible varieties of summer squash having a narrow crooked or curved neck and a yellow rind and flesh.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several yellow varieties of squash having a curved neck

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Either of two varieties of squash, distinguished by their tapering, recurved necks. The summer crookneck is botanically a variety of the pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) and matures early in the season. It is pale yellow in color, with warty excrescences. The winter crookneck belongs to a distinct species (Cucurbita moschata) and is smooth and often striped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a crooked neck: applied to several varieties of squash having a long recurved neck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. yellow squash with a thin curved neck and somewhat warty skin


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