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Vegetable marrow   /vˈɛdʒtəbəl mˈɛroʊ/   Listen
Vegetable marrow

noun
1.
Any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh.  Synonyms: marrow, marrow squash.
2.
Large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins.  Synonym: marrow.



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"Vegetable marrow" Quotes from Famous Books



... comparison. They were chiefly good to "cure copper faces, red and shining fierce noses (as red as red Roses), with pimples, pumples, rubies, and such-like precious faces." This was Gerard's account of the Cucumber, while of the Cucumber Pompion, which was evidently our Vegetable Marrow, and of which he has described and figured the variety which we now call the Custard Marrow, he says, "it maketh a man apt and ready to fall into the disease called the colericke passion, and ...
— The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare • Henry Nicholson Ellacombe



Words linked to "Vegetable marrow" :   cocozelle, courgette, summer squash vine, summer squash, Cucurbita pepo melopepo, zucchini



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