a variety of crookneck squash (Cucurbita moschata) similar to the pumpkin
Origin of cushaw; from Amerindian (Algonquian)
A variety of winter squash (Cucurbita moschata or C. argyrosperma) having a narrow often curved neck and a striped rind.
Origin of cushawOrigin unknown.
- Certain cultivars of Cucurbita argyrosperma (Cucurbita mixta), the winter squash.
Speculation that the term derives from a Native American language is unsubstantiated.