a variety of crookneck squash (Cucurbita moschata) similar to the pumpkin
Origin of cushawfrom Amerindian (Algonquian)
Any of several varieties of winter squash (Cucurbita argyrosperma or C. moschata) usually having a narrow curved neck and a green or yellow 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.