Definition of Summer squash
1. Noun. Any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden.
Group relationships: Cucurbita, Genus Cucurbita
Generic synonyms: Squash, Squash Vine
Specialized synonyms: Yellow Squash, Marrow, Marrow Squash, Vegetable Marrow, Cymling, Pattypan Squash, Spaghetti Squash
2. Noun. Any of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer; eaten while immature and before seeds and rind harden.
Specialized synonyms: Yellow Squash, Courgette, Zucchini, Marrow, Vegetable Marrow, Cocozelle, Pattypan Squash, Spaghetti Squash
Group relationships: Cucurbita Pepo Melopepo, Summer Squash Vine
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Literary usage of Summer squash
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"summer squash will grow in the shade of cornstalks or in a sunny situation, and will endure ... A summer squash is gathered and eaten before fully ripe. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"SQUASH The various varieties of the summer squash are generally cooked when so ... summer squash is very palatable cut in slices and fried like eggplant. ..."
3. The New England Cook Book by Helen Saunders Wright (1912)
"It gives a very good flavor to the corn, and makes an excellent dinner. summer squash If the rind is tender, boil it whole, in a little bag kept for the ..."
4. Garden Farming by Lee Cleveland Corbett (1913)
"The summer squash, with its bush-like habit of growth, bears its staminate ... The summer squash is never used by pastry cooks, as are both the other forms. ..."
5. Bacteria in Relation to Plant Diseases by Erwin Frink Smith (1911)
"summer squash (Cucurbita sp.). This vine was about 2 feet high ... summer squash. This vine was growing in the same pot as 1040. It was about 15 inches high ..."