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winter squash

n.
Any of several varieties of squash, such as the butternut squash, that have thick rinds and can be stored for long periods.

win′ter squash′


n.
any of several squash varieties, esp. of Cucurbitamaxima or C.moschata, that mature in late autumn and can be kept for an extended time.
[1740–50]
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Noun1.winter squash - any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fallwinter squash - any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall
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, genus Cucurbita - type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
squash, squash vine - any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
acorn squash - squash plant bearing small acorn-shaped fruits having yellow flesh and dark green or yellow rind with longitudinal ridges
hubbard squash, Cucurbita maxima - any of several winter squash plants producing large greyish-green football-shaped fruit with a rough warty rind
Cucurbita maxima turbaniformis, turban squash - squash plants bearing hard-shelled fruit shaped somewhat like a turban with a rounded central portion protruding from the end opposite the stem
butternut squash, Cucurbita maxima - plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth thin rind
Cucurbita moschata, winter crookneck, winter crookneck squash - any of various plants bearing squash having hard rinds and elongated recurved necks
Cucurbita argyrosperma, Cucurbita mixta, cushaw - plant bearing squash having globose to ovoid fruit with variously striped grey and green and white warty rinds
2.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
squash - edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
acorn squash - small dark green or yellow ribbed squash with yellow to orange flesh
butternut squash - buff-colored squash with a long usually straight neck and sweet orange flesh
hubbard squash - large football-shaped winter squash with a warty grey-green rind
turban squash - large squash shaped somewhat like a turban usually with a rounded central portion protruding from the blossom end
cushaw - globose or ovoid squash with striped grey and green warty rind
winter crookneck squash - a squash with a hard rind and an elongated curved neck
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
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Legumes like beans, peas and lentils, whole grains, and winter squashes such as butternut squash and zucchini are also good options.
TO THE UNINITIATED the various winter squashes can cause a person to scratch her head and wonder "What in the world do you do with that?
Examples of high-fiber foods include: Bran, fortified cereals, popcorn, cauliflower and broccoli, savoy cabbage, raspberries, leafy greens such as romaine lettuce, celery, winter squashes, beans, mushrooms, artichokes, and oranges.
Fall and winter squashes are not as ambitious in reaching colossal proportions, but they do have an almost nemesis feature to them in that we simply do not know what to do with them.
In Brief: Acorn squash and other winter squashes at the local supermarket likely got their start months ago, when their colorful blossoms were pollinated by hardworking bees.
The flesh is more of a creamy yellow instead of the usual orange yellow of the winter squashes.
To store winter squashes, you can leave them on the plant until their skins harden further, but cut them before the first frosts.
Pears and apples join the last of the berries at farmers' markets, and early Swiss chards and winter squashes pop up alongside zucchini and tomatoes.
Other vegetables which will keep in a cool,dry,frost- free place include onions,garlic,marrows,pumpkins, winter squashes and winter cabbages.
Use a selection of winter squashes to create variations.