red kuri squash

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Japanese くり (kuri, Japanese chestnut) (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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red kuri squash (plural red kuri squash or red kuri squashes)

  1. A thin skinned orange colored winter squash, cultivar of species Cucurbita maxima.
    Synonyms: Japanese squash, onion squash, orange Hokkaido
    Hypernyms: Hubbard squash, winter squash
    • 2015, Ron Herbst, Sharon Tyler Herbst, The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion, 2nd edition, Barron's Educational Series (→ISBN)
      Red kuri squash can be baked, steamed, or simmered. Its peak season is from late summer through midwinter. Choose squash that are heavy for their size; avoid those with soft spots.

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