buttercup squash


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buttercup squash

n.
A variety of winter squash (Cucurbita maxima) having a round flattened shape, a dark green rind, and yellowish orange flesh.
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Noun1.buttercup squash - plant bearing somewhat drum-shaped fruit having dark green rind with greyish markings
Cucurbita, genus Cucurbita - type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
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
2.buttercup squash - drum-shaped squash with dark green rind marked in silver or grey
turban squash - large squash shaped somewhat like a turban usually with a rounded central portion protruding from the blossom end
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The winter menu reflects that with dishes such as the "Root Cellar Sandwich'' featuring roasted local sweet potatoes, turnips, onions, braised kale and buttercup squash.