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

  • n. A variety of squash having an elongated shape and a smooth, thin, dark green rind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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


Italian, pl. of zucchino, diminutive of zucca, gourd, from Late Latin cucutia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from Italian zucchini, plural of zucchino. (Wiktionary)



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