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crookneck


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crookneck  \Crook"neck`\,  n. 
  Either  of  two  varieties  of  squash,  distinguished  by  their 
  tapering,  recurved  necks.  The  {summer  crookneck}  is 
  botanically  a  variety  of  the  pumpkin  ({Cucurbita  pepo})  and 
  matures  early  in  the  season.  It  is  pale  yellow  in  color,  with 
  warty  excrescences.  The  {winter  crookneck}  belongs  to  a 
  distinct  species  ({C.  moschata})  and  is  smooth  and  often 
  striped.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crookneck 
  n  :  yellow  squash  with  a  thin  curved  neck  and  somewhat  warty 
  skin  [syn:  {crookneck  squash},  {summer  crookneck}] 




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