courgette

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun marrow fruit at a very immature stage in its development, cut when between 10 and 20 cm long. It may be green or yellow in colour.

Food

  • feminine The small juvenile version of the vegetable marrow (summer squash, Cucurbita pepo) up to 15 cm in length, usually green but yellow cultivars exist. Cooked whole or sliced, boiled, stewed, roasted or fried, used as a raw salad vegetable when very young.
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