Definition of pattypan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpadēˌpan/
(also pattypan squash)


chiefly US
A squash of a saucer-shaped variety with a scalloped rim and creamy white flesh.
Example sentences
  • In a bowl, combine the zucchini and pattypan squash.
  • Many vegetables - such as pattypan squash, peppers, and tomatoes - are delicious when sizzled on the grill.
  • This includes zucchini, pattypan, butternut, acorn, and pumpkin.


So named from the resemblance in shape to a pan for baking a patty.

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Syllabification: pat·ty·pan

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