Definitions

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

  • noun A variety of summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) having an elongated shape and a smooth, thin, dark green rind.

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  • noun uncountable A particular variety of Cucurbita pepo, a squash/marrow.
  • noun countable A fruit of this variety.
  • noun uncountable This fruit, considered as a food; or, a dish made from it.

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

  • noun small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green
  • noun marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small

Etymologies

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

[Italian, pl. of zucchino, diminutive of zucca, gourd, from Late Latin cucutia; possibly akin to Latin cucurbita, gourd.]

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Borrowing from Italian zucchini, plural of zucchino.

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