delicata

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

delicata (plural delicatas)

  1. (North America) An heirloom variety of winter squash, oblong in shape and having a cream-colored skin with green stripes
    • 1992 October, Nanette Blanchard, “Autumn's Glory”, page 67:
      But once you've tasted the sweet flesh of a delicata or slipped the strands of a spaghetti squash out of its shell, you'll never again regard winter squash as merely an agricultural art piece.
    • 2004, Jack Bishop & Richard G. Jung, “Winter Squash Risotto with Sage and Parmesan”, in A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen[1], ISBN 0618239979, page 354:
      You will need one medium butternut or two or three delicatas.
    • 2009 January 17, Mark Bittman, “Stale spices, canned beans are no-nos for new year”:
      The best winter squashes (delicata, for example) have edible skins and are amazing just chunked and roasted with a little oil [] .

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

delicata

  1. feminine form of delicato

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dēlicāta

  1. nominative feminine singular of dēlicātus
  2. nominative neuter plural of dēlicātus
  3. accusative neuter plural of dēlicātus
  4. vocative feminine singular of dēlicātus
  5. vocative neuter plural of dēlicātus

dēlicātā

  1. ablative feminine singular of dēlicātus