Found 3 items, similar to squash.
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n 1: any of numerous annual tendril-bearing trailing plants of
the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
[syn: squash vine
2: edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
3: a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players
who strike the ball with long-handled rackets [syn: squash racquets
, squash rackets
v : to compress with violence, out of natural shape or
condition; “crush an aluminum can”
; “squeeze a lemon”
English → English
(skw[o^]sh), n. [Cf. Musquash
An American animal allied to the weasel. [Obs.] --Goldsmith.
, n. [Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw,
green, immature, applied to fruit and vegetables which were
used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine
A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita
, or gourd
Note: The species are much confused. The long-neck squash is
called Cucurbita verrucosa
, the Barbary or China
squash, C. moschata
, and the great winter squash, C. maxima
, but the distinctions are not clear.
(Zo["o]l.), a small American beetle
, syn. Galeruca vittata
) which is
often abundant and very injurious to the leaves of squash,
cucumber, etc. It is striped with yellow and black. The
name is applied also to other allied species.
(Zo["o]l.), a large black American hemipterous
insect (Coreus tristis
syn. Anasa tristis
to squash vines.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squashed
pr. & vb. n. Squashing
.] [OE. squachen, OF. escachier,
esquachier, to squash, to crush, F. ['e]cacher, perhaps from
(assumed) LL. excoacticare, fr. L. ex + coactare to
constrain, from cogere, coactum, to compel. Cf. Cogent
, v. i.]
To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.
1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe
pod of pease.
Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a
boy; as a squash is before 't is a peascod. --Shak.
2. Hence, something unripe or soft; -- used in contempt.
“This squash, this gentleman.”
3. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft
My fall was stopped by a terrible squash. --Swift.
4. A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with
soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets; -- called
also squash rackets