butternut squash


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butternut squash
Cucurbita moschata

butternut squash

n.
A variety of winter squash (Cucurbita moschata) having a long neck and round base, a smooth tan rind, and yellow or orange flesh.

butternut squash

n
(Cookery) a variety of squash with brownish-yellow rind and orange flesh

but′ternut squash′


n.
a long, pear-shaped winter squash with yellowish tan skin and sweet, orange-colored flesh.
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Noun1.butternut squash - plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth thin rindbutternut squash - plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth thin rind
butternut squash - buff-colored squash with a long usually straight neck and sweet orange flesh
winter squash, winter squash plant - any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall
2.butternut squash - buff-colored squash with a long usually straight neck and sweet orange flesh
winter squash - 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
butternut squash, Cucurbita maxima - plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth thin rind
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1 large butternut squash, peeled/seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
The addition of chunky butternut squash cooked alongside the lamb means that your accompaniments are already in the dish so you don't need to worry about serving up potatoes, vegetables or rice with it.
Butternut squash is one of the most popular winter squash vegetables, and are available in the produce shelves of all the hypermarkets, and what a tasty way to help usher and be healthy in winter.
New Covent Garden Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup (600g), Morrisons, PS2 SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Packed with fresh ingredients, this soup provides a delicious meal to enjoy at home with the family, at the office or on the move.
1 medium butternut squash chopped into 5cm chunks, skin on 4 x red onions, peeled and quartered 1 x 5cm chunk of ginger, grated 5 x peeled garlic cloves 4 tbsps olive oil Salt and pepper 2 x red bell peppers cut in big chunks 1 x large cinnamon stick 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 x 400g tin coconut milk 12 x cherry tomatoes 2 tbsps chopped coriander 2 limes quartered
Butternut squash has been eaten in the Americas for over 5,000 years, where native American Indians thought it was good for fertility.
He gathered 29 butternut squash samples from growers across the country and had them analyzed by the lab.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND PAPRIKA SOUP Cooking time: 50 minutes Serves: 4 Calories per serving: 144
For example, one cup of baked butternut squash contains about 450 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin A and about 50 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
I've been experimenting with the humble butternut squash.
The pork belly is braised in coriander seed, cinnamon sticks, white wine, star anise and orange zest, then served over a butternut squash risotto that's got lots of Parmesan cheese and fresh-grated butternut squash on top.
ROAST GRESSINGHAM DUCK LEGS WITH PLUM SAUCE, BUTTERNUT SQUASH & GREEN BEANS (serves 2) GRESSINGHAM duck legs are delicious with a broad range of accompaniments including a sweet and tangy plum sauce, butternut squash and green beans combined in this recipe.