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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.
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butternut squash

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