butternut squash definition

  • noun:
    • a kind of wintertime squash (Cucurbita moschata) having a bell-like shape, a smooth tan skin, and edible yellow or orange flesh.
    • Curcurbita moschata: a vase-shaped orange-fleshed hard cold temperatures squash.
    • plant bearing buff-colored squash having notably bottle-shaped fresh fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth slim rind
    • buff-colored squash with a lengthy typically right neck and sweet-orange skin

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