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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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Khalid Atlas is also qualified coach from Asian Squash Federation and World Squash Federation and the only Pakistani National who is World Squash Federation qualified 'Tutor'.
Jansher khan added that the special role played by Frontier Core and Pakistan Army in sports and especially in resuming the game of squash is quite commendable and hoped that their great role for squash will be played in future as well.
The Governor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai also assured him that he would take all possible measures to address Balochistan Squash problems for progress of sports in province.
Former World Champion and world record holder Jansher Khan congratulated K-P Squash Association for holding the camp on regular basis which also provide ample opportunities to the youngsters to come up at national and international levels.
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After cooking the squash and halving it, I finish it off in the microwave, which tenderizes it in 17 to 20 minutes rather than the 30 to 45 minutes required when it's steamed or roasted.
I recommend harvesting Tromboncino squash when they're small, at 8 or 10 inches.
In this connection a logo of the events and promotional video has been released with all 48 international squash players from various countries along with Pakistani squash players will be taking part in both the events.
The Cairo Arab Regional Junior Squash Open 2016 celebrated its final matches on 31 August at Al-Gezira Youth Centre.
Squash is ideally suited to Oman, as air-conditioned courts make the game an attractive proposition all year round, said the game's exponent Martyn Harris in a tete-a-tete with T.K.