Vegetable marrow

Definition of Vegetable marrow

(Bot.) an egg-shaped gourd, commonly eight to ten inches long. It is noted for the very tender quality of its flesh, and is a favorite culinary vegetable in England. It has been said to be of Persian origin, but is now thought to have been derived from a form of the American pumpkin.

See also: Vegetable

Related Words

cocozelle, courgette, Cucurbita pepo melopepo, Italian vegetable marrow, marrow, marrow squash, summer squash, summer squash vine, zucchini
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