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  • n. A particular plant formerly grown by Native Americans of Virginia and Maryland, thought to be a variety of squash.

Etymologies

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From Carolina Algonquian macócqwer (plural) or Powhatan mahcawq ("small pumpkin"), or from a combination of the two.

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