Meaning of crookneck in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkrʊknɛk/


(also crookneck squash)
North American
  • A squash of a club-shaped variety with a curved neck and warty skin.

    ‘The notoriously prolific zucchini is perhaps the best-known summer squash, but the group also includes chayote, yellow crookneck and straightneck squash, as well as pattypans.’
    • ‘Slice zucchini and crookneck squash lengthwise, brush with olive oil, and roast with sliced onions and red sweet peppers.’
    • ‘Types of summer squash include the zucchini, straightnecks, crooknecks, and scallops.’
    • ‘Like a lot of other squash types, the female flowers of crooknecks are much larger than the male blossoms.’
    • ‘The yellow crooknecks have a delicious strong flavor, which is why they are a favorite for us.’