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

  • n. Any of several thick-rinded varieties of squash, such as the acorn squash, that can be stored for long periods. Also called regionally hubbard squash.

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  • n. Any of numerous cultivars of four species of summer growing vegetable of the genus Cucurbita

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

  • n. any of various fruits of the gourd family with thick rinds and edible yellow to orange flesh that mature in the fall and can be stored for several months
  • n. any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall


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