vegetable marrow


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vegetable marrow

n. Chiefly British
Marrow squash.

vegetable marrow

n
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
Often shortened to: marrow

veg′etable mar`row


n.
any of various summer squashes, as the zucchini.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vegetable marrow - any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish fleshvegetable marrow - any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh
vegetable marrow, marrow - large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins
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
courgette, zucchini - marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small
cocozelle, Italian vegetable marrow - squash plant having dark green fruit with skin mottled with light green or yellow
2.vegetable marrow - large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skinsvegetable 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
marrow squash, vegetable marrow, marrow - any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh
Translations

vegetable marrow

n (Am) → zucca
References in classic literature ?
'It's a bad light to distinguish objects in,' murmured Mrs Nickleby, peering into the garden, 'and my eyes are not very good--I was short-sighted from a child--but, upon my word, I think there's another large vegetable marrow sticking, at this moment, on the broken glass bottles at the top of the wall!'
'What!' said Nicholas, 'cucumbers and vegetable marrows flying at the heads of the family as they walk in their own garden, and not meant impertinently!
(which always tasted oily), and some rotten vegetable marrows and an old boot or two.