from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several varieties of squash (Cucurbita pepo), such as the crookneck or zucchini, that are eaten before they ripen and develop a hard rind.

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  • noun any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden
  • noun any of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer; eaten while immature and before seeds and rind harden


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