a small, bell-shaped, smooth winter squash, with yellowish flesh
A variety of winter squash (Cucurbita moschata) having a long neck and round base, a smooth tan rind, and yellow or orange flesh.
(countable and uncountable, plural butternut squashes)
- Curcurbita moschata, a vase-shaped orange-fleshed hard winter squash.
- (uncountable) Such a squash prepared to eat.