Definition of cushaw in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ko͝oˈSHô/ Pronunciation: /ˈko͞oˌSHô/
(also cushaw squash)


A large winter squash of a variety with a curved neck.
Example sentences
  • Make this very colorful main dish with any type of winter squash such as butternut, cushaw, kabocha, acorn, delicata or hubbard.
  • In a 1-gallon stock pot, boil the cushaw in lightly sweetened water until tender but not mushy.
  • Southern tribes raised winter crooknecks, cushaws, and green and white striped sweet potato squashes.


Late 16th century: of unknown origin.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cu·shaw

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.