Zucchini definition

zo͝o-kēnē
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A variety of summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) having an elongated shape and a smooth, thin, dark green rind.
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A summer squash of a variety that is green-skinned and shaped somewhat like a cucumber.
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(US, Australia) A courgette; a variety of squash, Cucurbita pepo, which bears edible fruit.
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(US, Australia) The edible fruit of this variety of squash.
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Noun

Singular:
zucchini
Plural:
zucchinis

Origin of zucchini

  • Italian pl. of zucchino diminutive of zucca gourd from Late Latin cucutia possibly akin to Latin cucurbita gourd

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Italian zucchini, plural of zucchino.

    From Wiktionary