Definition of crookneck in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkro͝oknek/
(also crookneck squash)


North American
A squash of a club-shaped variety with a curved neck and warty skin.
Example sentences
  • The notoriously prolific zucchini is perhaps the best-known summer squash, but the group also includes chayote, yellow crookneck and straightneck squash, as well as pattypans.
  • Slice zucchini and crookneck squash lengthwise, brush with olive oil, and roast with sliced onions and red sweet peppers.
  • Types of summer squash include the zucchini, straightnecks, crooknecks, and scallops.

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Syllabification: crook·neck

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