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n. Chiefly British
nOften shortened to: marrow
1. (Plants) a cucurbitaceous plant, Cucurbita pepo, probably native to America but widely cultivated for its oblong green striped fruit, which is eaten as a vegetable
2. (Plants) Also called: marrow squash (US)the fruit of this plant
any of various summer squashes, as the zucchini.
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|Noun||1.||vegetable marrow - any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh|
Cucurbita pepo melopepo, summer squash, summer squash vine - any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden
|2.||vegetable marrow - large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins|
summer squash - any of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer; eaten while immature and before seeds and rind harden