Definition of Cucurbita maxima

1. Noun. Plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth thin rind.

Exact synonyms: Butternut Squash
Terms within: Butternut Squash
Generic synonyms: Winter Squash, Winter Squash Plant

2. Noun. Any of several winter squash plants producing large greyish-green football-shaped fruit with a rough warty rind.
Exact synonyms: Hubbard Squash
Terms within: Hubbard Squash
Group relationships: Cucurbita, Genus Cucurbita
Generic synonyms: Winter Squash, Winter Squash Plant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cucurbita Maxima

Cuculus canorus
Cucumis melo
Cucumis melo cantalupensis
Cucumis melo inodorus
Cucumis melo reticulatus
Cucumis sativus
Cucurbita foetidissima
Cucurbita maxima (current term)
Cucurbita maxima turbaniformis
Cucurbita mixta
Cucurbita moschata
Cucurbita pepo
Cucurbita pepo melopepo
Cuidad Bolivar
Cuisenaire rod
Cuisenaire rods
Culcita dubia

Literary usage of Cucurbita maxima

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1. Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle (1886)
"They attribute no distinct common name to Cucurbita maxima. Finally, without placing implicit faith in the indigenous character of the plant on the banks of ..."

2. Garden Farming by Lee Cleveland Corbett (1913)
"The important varieties of garden squashes belong to three species, which are known as Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita pepo, and Cucurbita moschata. ..."

3. Habit and Intelligence: A Series of Essays on the Laws of Life and Mind by Joseph John Murphy, ( (1879)
"l Variety of " Cucurbita maxima."—This was a case of bud- variation, ... Thus, " Naudin describes a Chinese variety of Cucurbita maxima which had a ..."

4. Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle (1884)
"The principal varieties of Cucurbita maxima are the great yellow gourd, ... According to Sir Joseph Hooker,4 Cucurbita maxima was found by Barter on the ..."

5. Annual Report of the State Horticultural Society of Missouri by Missouri State Horticultural Society (1891)
"... turbans, and the so-called mammoth squashes and pumpkins like Mammoth Chili and Valparaiso; these belong to a distinct species, Cucurbita maxima. ..."

6. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1895)
"Cucurbita maxima (Hubbard, American Turban, Mammoth Chili, ... Cucurbita maxima Duch. The flowers are large yellow, and in some forms like the Hubbard have ..."

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