winter squash

winter squash
noun
1. any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall
Hypernyms: ↑squash, ↑squash vine
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Cucurbita, ↑genus Cucurbita
2. 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
Hypernyms: ↑squash
Part Holonyms: ↑winter squash plant

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noun, pl ⋯ squash or ⋯ squashes [count, noncount]
US : any one of several vegetables (such as acorn squashes and butternut squashes) that are grown until their shell and seeds are hard and that can be stored for several months — compare summer squash

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