cushaw


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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
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Even the foods sound sensual: mirliton, cushaw, garlics, Creole tomatoes, okra, grits, chicory and roux, gumbo and etouffee.
Your January/February 2017 issue had an article on Cushaw squash by Kenny Coogan of Florida and it got me interested in growing this squash this year.
Cushaw is a winter squash that has a curved neck, but it also can produce a spring harvest.
Cushaw squash produce big, bulb-shaped fruits with dense, sweet flesh.
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In November, the basement is full of butternut squash, sweet potatoes, white potatoes and cushaw squash.