Definition of summer squash in English:

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summer squash

Pronunciation: /ˈsəmər skwäSH/ Pronunciation: /skwôSH/


A squash that is eaten before the seeds and rind have hardened. Unlike winter squash, summer squash does not keep well.
Example sentences
  • Unlike summer squash, butternut squash has a hard, inedible skin that is easily removed with a vegetable peeler.
  • A borer-resistant summer squash is still some years away, however.
  • The dividing line between summer squash and winter squash thus corresponds to differences in use.

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Syllabification: sum·mer squash

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