from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A zucchini.
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- n. A small marrow (UK)/squash (US).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small; -- called also zucchini.
- n. a small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green; -- called also zucchini.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green
- n. marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small
Google uses this method in a program they wrote called courgette to reduce the size of the patches it sends out for Chrome, but Red Bend the mobile phone software company has a patent on this method and has filed suit against Google.
Perhaps I should mention my bugbear is when zucchini are called courgette in English/Italian cookbooks ;
Did you know, btw, that the zucchini we get in England, known as courgette, is nothing like this size and more like a small marrow.
Using your food processor's shredder blade, make zucchini (aka courgette) "noodles."
A woman successfully fended off a bear attack in Montana with the only weapon she could find - a large zucchini also known as a courgette, officials said Thursday.
The alternate name courgette is the French word for the vegetable, with the same spelling, and is commonly used in France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
The alternate name courgette is the French word for the vegetable, with the same spelling, and is commonly used in France, Ireland, and the United
Whoopsie, "courgette" would be the proper spelling.
Gabriele/Bernita - so it seems 'courgette' is very much the minority name :
I'm glad you explained about the carrots -- I was feeling disoriented and wondering if there was a new kind of courgette!