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 (kə-shô′, ko͞o′shô′)
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.]
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(kəˈʃɔ, ˈku ʃɔ)

any of several squashes having long curved necks, esp. varieties of Cucurbita mixta.
[1580–90, Amer.; orig. obscure]
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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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Smooth-surfaced gourds with long necks, such as 'Golden Cushaw' winter squash or a fully mature crookneck squash (typically grown as a summer squash), make lightweight darning tools--and you could grow enough in a single season to have a gourd for every pair of socks you darn!
(2013) reported that 'Shelper' rootstock provided 31.2 and 43.2% increase in the number of marketable fruits and 35.5% and 39.5% increases in yield, compared to non-grafted plants and cucumber grafted onto Green-stripped cushaw squash rootstock respectively.
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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.
These are the cushaws, or cashaws, and are represented by varieties such as GreenStriped, Tennessee Sweet Potato, Golden Cushaw and forms of White Cushaw.
Cushaw squash produce big, bulb-shaped fruits with dense, sweet flesh.
The squashes turned out to be green-striped cushaw (Cucurbita mixta), which MJ happily ate and shared raw, cooked, boiled and stewed.
I have a question: What is a cushaw? Are they grown in gardens, and would a local farmers' market have a supply?
In November, the basement is full of butternut squash, sweet potatoes, white potatoes and cushaw squash.
All sub-species, such as butternut, cushaw, hubbard and zucchini fall within those five.