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cu·shaw

 (kə-shô′, ko͞o′shô′)
n.
Any of several varieties of winter squash (Cucurbita argyrosperma or C. moschata) usually having a narrow curved neck and a green or yellow striped rind.

[Origin unknown.]

cu•shaw

(kəˈʃɔ, ˈku ʃɔ)

n.
any of several squashes having long curved necks, esp. varieties of Cucurbita mixta.
[1580–90, Amer.; orig. obscure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cushaw - plant bearing squash having globose to ovoid fruit with variously striped grey and green and white warty rinds
cushaw - globose or ovoid squash with striped grey and green warty rind
Cucurbita, genus Cucurbita - type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
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.cushaw - globose or ovoid squash with striped grey and green warty rind
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
Cucurbita argyrosperma, Cucurbita mixta, cushaw - plant bearing squash having globose to ovoid fruit with variously striped grey and green and white warty rinds
References in periodicals archive ?
In the maxima species you have the buttercups and hubbards; in the mixta, the cushaws and some gourds; the moschata includes butternuts and cheeses; and pepo has the acorns, small gourds, summer squashes (crookneck, scallops, zucchini), and many pumpkins (pumpkins are squashes).
A half dozen plants each of a buttercup, a butternut, a cushaw, and a zucchini will produce plenty of food for the average family, and probably the entire community.