Etymology
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zucchini (n.)

1915 in English cookery books, 1910 in travel books about Italy as an Italian word (defined as "an odd kind of little squash, very tender and palatable"), from Italian, plural of zucchino, diminutive of zucca "gourd, squash," perhaps from Late Latin cucutia, which is of unknown origin.

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Definitions of zucchini

zucchini (n.)
marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small;
Synonyms: courgette
zucchini (n.)
small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green;
Synonyms: courgette
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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