crookneck definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of delicious types of summer squash having a narrow crooked or curved throat and a yellow rind and skin.
    • Any of a number of yellowish kinds of squash having a curved neck
    • Either of two kinds of squash, distinguished by their tapering, recurved necks. The summertime crookneck is botanically a number of the pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) and matures at the beginning of the season. Its pale-yellow in shade, with warty excrescences. The wintertime crookneck belongs to a distinct types (Cucurbita moschata) and is smooth and frequently striped.
    • yellowish squash with a thin curved throat and somewhat warty epidermis
  • others:
    • Having a crooked throat: put on a number of types of squash having a lengthy recurved neck.

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