Entry from British & World English dictionary
A summer squash of a variety which has flattened round fruits with scalloped edges.
- Sechium edule, also called custard marrow, vegetable pear, mirliton, christophine, choko, and many other names, is a fruit of the gourd family which is peculiar in having one large seed.
- In autumn marrows, pumpkins, custard marrows and other vegetables grown right there are widely sold.
- It's sometimes known as a custard squash or custard marrow and can be cooked in a similar way to courgettes.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: cus|tard mar¦row
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.