courgette

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English[edit]

a courgette

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French courgette, diminutive of courge (vegetable marrow, marrow squash). Ultimately a doublet of zucchini through the original Latin cucurbita.

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courgette (plural courgettes)

  1. (Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, uncountable) A particular variety of Cucurbita pepo, a small marrow/squash.
  2. (countable, cooking) The edible fruit of this marrow/squash.

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French courgette.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kurˈʒɛt/, /ˌkurˈʒɛ.tə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cour‧get‧te
  • Rhymes: -ɛt, -ɛtə

Noun[edit]

courgette f (plural courgettes)

  1. A courgette, a zucchini (fruit).
  2. The courgette plant, a variety of Cucurbita pepo

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

courge (vegetable marrow, marrow squash) +‎ -ette

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Noun[edit]

courgette f (plural courgettes)

  1. courgette (UK), zucchini (Australia, Canada, US)

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: courgette
  • English: courgette

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