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squash:

see gourdgourd
, common name for some members of the Cucurbitaceae, a family of plants whose range includes all tropical and subtropical areas and extends into the temperate zones.
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common name for the genus Cucurbita of the family Cucurbitaceae (gourd family), a group that includes the pumpkins and squashes—the names may be used interchangeably and without botanical distinction. C.
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squash

(see also Pumpkin) Good source of beta carotene for cancer, (esp. lung cancer)You can eat the big yellow flowers from squash, zucchini and pumpkin, which look great in a salad (and taste good) but don't pick all the flowers or you will not get any squash. Remember- flowers become a fruit/ vegetable. Gourds, pumpkins, and squash are great storage foods for the winter. Squash fruit, leaves and stems can be eaten raw or steamed. The high carotene content makes them good protection against cancer, especially lung cancer, heart disease and type II diabetes. Squash juice helps prevent cell mutations and damaging effects from the sun.

squash

[skwäsh]
(botany)
Either of two plants of the genus Cucurbita, order Violales, cultivated for its fruit; some types are known as pumpkins.

squash

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1. a game for two or four players played in an enclosed court with a small rubber ball and light long-handled rackets. The ball may be hit against any of the walls but must hit the facing wall at a point above a horizontal line
2. a similar game played with larger rackets and a larger pneumatic ball

squash

2 US and Canadian
any of various marrow-like cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Cucurbita, esp C. pepo and C. moschata, the fruits of which have a hard rind surrounding edible flesh
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