acorn squash

a·corn squash
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kawrn, ey-kern skwosh, skwawsh]
    • /ˈeɪ kɔrn, ˈeɪ kərn skwɒʃ, skwɔʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kawrn, ey-kern skwosh, skwawsh]
    • /ˈeɪ kɔrn, ˈeɪ kərn skwɒʃ, skwɔʃ/

Definitions of acorn squash words

  • noun acorn squash a kind of winter squash, acorn-shaped with ridged, dark-green skin and sweet, yellow flesh 3
  • noun acorn squash an acorn-shaped variety of winter squash, growing to 18 inches (46 cm) long and 14 inches (36 cm) in diameter, having a dark-green to orange-yellow skin and yellow to orange flesh. 1
  • noun acorn squash small marrow-like vegetable 1
  • noun acorn squash Any of several varieties of a plant, Cucurbita pepo, being a dark green winter squash having yellow to orange flesh. 0

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Origin of acorn squash

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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acorn squash popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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