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.)


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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