nounpl. -·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)