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Squash vs. Zucchini

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Squashnoun

(uncountable) A sport played in a walled court with a soft rubber ball and bats like tennis racquets.

Zucchininoun

A courgette; a variety of squash, Cucurbita pepo, which bears edible fruit.

Squashnoun

(British) A soft drink made from a fruit-based concentrate diluted with water.

‘When I'm thirsty I drink squash; it tastes much nicer than plain water.’;

Zucchininoun

The edible fruit of this variety of squash.

Squashnoun

A place or a situation where people have limited space to move.

‘It's a bit of a squash in this small room.’;

Zucchininoun

marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small

Squashnoun

Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of peas.

Zucchininoun

small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green

Squashnoun

Something unripe or soft.

Zucchini

The zucchini ( (listen); plural: zucchini or zucchinis), courgette (; plural: courgettes) or baby marrow (Cucurbita pepo) is a summer squash, a vining herbaceous plant whose fruit are harvested when their immature seeds and epicarp (rind) are still soft and edible. It is closely related, but not identical, to the marrow; its fruit may be called marrow when mature.

Squashnoun

A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.

Squashnoun

An extremely one-sided, usually short, match.

Squashnoun

A plant and its fruit of any of a few species of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.

Squashnoun

Cucurbita maxima, including hubbard squash, great winter squash, buttercup squash, and some varieties of pumpkins.

Squashnoun

Cucurbita argyrosperma subsp. argyrosperma (syn. Cucurbita mixta), cushaw squash.

Squashnoun

Cucurbita moschata, butternut squash, Barbary squash, China squash.

Squashnoun

Cucurbita pepo, most pumpkins, acorn squash, summer squash, zucchini.

Squashnoun

(botany) Any other similar-looking plant of other genera.

Squashnoun

Lagenaria siceraria (syn. Cucurbita verrucosa), calabash, long-neck squash.

Squashnoun

(culinary) The edible or decorative fruit of these plants, or this fruit prepared as a dish.

‘We ate squash and green beans.’;

Squashnoun

Muskrat.

Squashverb

(transitive) To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.

Squashverb

To compress or restrict (oneself) into a small space; to squeeze.

‘Somehow, she squashed all her books into her backpack, which was now too heavy to carry.’; ‘We all managed to squash into Mum's tiny car.’;

Squashverb

(transitive) To suppress; to force into submission.

Squashnoun

An American animal allied to the weasel.

Squashnoun

A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.

Squashnoun

Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.

‘Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a boy; as a squash is before 't is a peascod.’;

Squashnoun

Hence, something unripe or soft; - used in contempt.

Squashnoun

A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.

‘My fall was stopped by a terrible squash.’;

Squashnoun

A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets; - called also squash rackets.

Squashverb

To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.

Squashnoun

any of numerous annual tendril-bearing trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits

Squashnoun

edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable

Squashnoun

a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets

Squashverb

to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition;

‘crush an aluminum can’; ‘squeeze a lemon’;

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