winter squashwinter squash
any of several squashes (esp. Cucurbita maxima), usually with a thick, hard rind
Origin of winter squashso called because it keeps well
Any of several varieties of squash, such as the butternut squash, that have thick rinds and can be stored for long periods.
(plural winter squashes)
- Any of numerous cultivars of four species of summer growing vegetable of the genus Cucurbita