pl. -·ni or -·nis
a summer squash of a variety that is green-skinned and shaped somewhat like a cucumber
Origin of zucchiniIt, plural of zucchino, diminutive of zucca, gourd: see zucchetto
nounpl. zucchini or zuc·chi·nis
A variety of summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) having an elongated shape and a smooth, thin, dark green rind.
Origin of zucchiniItalian, pl. of zucchino, diminutive of zucca, gourd, from Late Latin cucutia; possibly akin to Latin cucurbita, gourd.
(plural zucchinis or zucchini) (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, US)