zucchini


zucchini

noun, plural zuc·chi·ni, zuc·chi·nis.

  1. a variety of summer squash that is shaped like a cucumber and that has a smooth, dark-green skin.
  2. the plant bearing this fruit.

noun plural -ni or -nis

  1. a small variety of vegetable marrow, cooked and eaten as a vegetableAlso called (esp in Britain): courgette
n.

1929, from Italian, plural of zucchino, diminutive of zucca “gourd, squash,” perhaps from Late Latin cucutia, which is of unknown origin.

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