zucchini


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

zuc·chi·ni

 (zo͞o-kē′nē)
n. pl. zucchini or zuc·chi·nis
A variety of summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) having an elongated shape and a smooth, thin, dark green rind.

[Italian, pl. of zucchino, diminutive of zucca, gourd, from Late Latin cucutia; possibly akin to Latin cucurbita, gourd.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

zucchini

(tsuːˈkiːnɪ; zuː-)
n, pl -ni or -nis
1. (Plants) a small variety of vegetable marrow, cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Also called (esp in Britain): courgette
2. (Cookery) a small variety of vegetable marrow, cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Also called (esp in Britain): courgette
[Italian, pl of zucchino, literally: a little gourd, from zucca gourd; see zucchetto]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

zuc•chi•ni

(zuˈki ni)

n., pl. -ni, -nis.
1. a cucumber-shaped summer squash having a smooth, dark green skin.
2. the plant bearing this fruit. Also called, esp. Brit., courgette.
[1925–30, Amer.; < Italian, pl. of zucchino=zucc(a) gourd (see zucchetto) + -ino -ine3]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

zucchini


click for a larger image
A long, smooth-skinned green variety of squash.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zucchini - marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when smallzucchini - marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small
courgette, zucchini - small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green
marrow squash, vegetable marrow, marrow - any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh
2.zucchini - small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrowzucchini - small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green
summer squash - any of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer; eaten while immature and before seeds and rind harden
courgette, zucchini - marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
قَرْع صَيفيكَوْسَاكُوْسَا
cuketacukina
courgettesquash
calabacínzucchini
kesäkurpitsazucchini
tikvica
cukkini
ズッキーニ
서양 호박
cukinija
cukini
cukina
bučke
zucchini
บวบ
kabaksakız kabağı
quả bí xanh

zucchini

[zuːˈkiːnɪ] N (zucchini or zucchinis (pl)) (US) → calabacín m, calabacita f (LAm)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

zucchini

[tsuːˈkiːni zuːˈkiːni] [zucchini] (pl) n (US)courgette f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

zucchini

n (esp US) → Zucchini pl
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

zucchini

[zuːˈkiːnɪ] n pl inv (Am) → zucchina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

zucchini

(zuˈkiːni) plural zucchini or zucchinis noun
(American) a type of small marrow with dark green skin.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

zucchini

كَوْسَا, كُوْسَا cuketa courgette, squash Zucchini κολοκυθάκι calabacín kesäkurpitsa courgette tikvica zucchina, zucchino ズッキーニ 서양 호박 courgette squash cukinia abobrinha, curgete кабачок, кабачок-цуккини zucchini บวบ kabak quả bí xanh 小胡瓜, 绿皮西葫芦
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in periodicals archive ?
Zucchini holds its Italian Night every Monday, when it's four courses for just PS10.95.
I used broccoli and zucchini but feel free to use any vegetables of your choice and if you don't like vegetables you can use bell peppers (tatashe) in place of it.
Cut each zucchini and eggplant in half crosswise, then cut them lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices.
On one recent afternoon, Schoening was plating up a lentil salad, a warmed spinach salad, chana masala, a muffaletta made with fried eggplant and grilled zucchini, a po' boy with fried zucchini instead of shrimp and a mess of other items.
Growers Express is recalling butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and select butternut squashed-based veggie bowls sold under the three brands.
Zucchini Lasagna in the Solar Oven Lasagna is a great casserole to make in the solar oven.
Quick zucchini salad Quick Zucchini Salad A colourful and comforting salad that's made in a jiffy which you can munch to your heart's content.
A homegrown favorite, zucchini is pleasantly prolific in home gardens.
We always have an abundance of zucchini, so I shred it, freeze it, and then sneak it into every meal that I possibly can.
Alan Barker, 29, owns and runs Zucchini Pasta Bar on the Swan House roundabout.
Alan Barker, 29, owns and runs Zucchini Pasta Bar on the Swan House roundabout in Newcastle and was left annoyed by a recent negative review from a regular.