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courgette

Syllabification: cour·gette
Pronunciation: /ko͝orˈZHet
 
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Definition of courgette in English:

noun

British
A zucchini.
Example sentences
  • They then managed to make their way to Europe and its modern ancestor has stemmed such varieties as the zucchini or courgette.
  • For the main course, tuck into some of Greece's favourite vegetables, tomatoes, spinach and zucchini or courgettes.
  • Cut turkey into even, bite-sized pieces; slice courgettes and corn into thick slices, and remove calyx from tomatoes.

Origin

1930s: from French, diminutive of courge 'gourd', from Latin cucurbita.

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