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cu·cur·bi·ta moscha·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. winter crookneck, winter crookneck squash, Cucurbita moschatanoun

    any of various plants bearing squash having hard rinds and elongated recurved necks

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  1. Cucurbita moschata

    Cucurbita moschata is a species originating in either Central America or northern South America. It includes cultivars known as squash or pumpkin. C. moschata cultivars are generally more tolerant of hot, humid weather than cultivars of C. maxima or C. pepo. They also generally display a greater resistance to disease and insects, especially to the squash vine borer. Commercially made pumpkin pie mix is most often made from varieties of C. moschata. The ancestral species of the genus Cucurbita were present in the Americas before the arrival of humans. Evolutionarily speaking the genus is relatively recent in origin as no species within the genus is genetically isolated from all the other species. C. moschata acts as the genetic bridge within the genus and is closest to the genus' progenitor.All species of squashes and pumpkins are native to the Western Hemisphere. C. moschata, represented by such varieties as Cushaw and Winter Crookneck Squashes, and Japanese Pie and Large Cheese Pumpkins, is a long-vining plant native to Mexico and Central America. This species and C. pepo apparently originated in the same general area, Mexico and Central America. Both are important food plants of the original people of the region, ranking next to maize and beans. The flowers and the mature seeds, and the flesh of the fruit are eaten in some areas.Before the arrival of Europeans, C. moschata and C. pepo had been carried over all parts of North America where they could be grown. Still, they had not been carried into South America as had beans, which originated in the same general region. They were generally grown by indigenous people all over what is now the United States. Many of these peoples, particularly in the west, still grow a diversity of hardy squashes and pumpkins not to be found in commercial markets.

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  1. cucurbita moschata

    Cucurbita moschata is a species in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, which includes crops like squash and pumpkin. They are native to tropical and subtropical areas, particularly in Central and South America. This species has a high degree of variability in fruit shapes and sizes, and its well-known cultivars include butternut squash and the cheese pumpkin. The fruit, flowers, and young leaves are all edible parts. It's used in various traditional dishes around the world and its seeds are often used as a source of oil or roasted for consumption.

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  1. Cucurbita moschata

    Cucurbita moschata is a species originating in either Central America or northern South America. It includes cultivars of squash and pumpkin. C. moschata cultivars are generally more tolerant of hot, humid weather than cultivars of C. maxima or C. pepo. They also generally display a greater resistance to disease and insects, especially to the squash vine borer. Cultivars include: ⁕Butternut squash ⁕Dickinson field pumpkin - used for commercially canned pumpkin ⁕Kentucky field pumpkin ⁕Long Island cheese pumpkin - exterior resembles a wheel of cheese in shape, color, and texture ⁕Calabaza - a commonly grown squash in Cuba and Puerto Rico ⁕Tromboncino - a summer squash, also known as "Zucchetta" ⁕Seminole pumpkin - a squash cultivated by the Seminole Indians of Florida ⁕Neck pumpkin - the ancestor of butternut squash and ideal for pumpkin pie. Most popular in the Mid-Atlantic states of the United States, particularly in areas with an Amish influence. ⁕Long of Naples squash ⁕Giromon - A large, green cultivar, grown primarily in the Antilles. Haitians use it to make the traditional "soupe giromon", in celebration of Haitian Independence on New Year's Day.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cucurbita moschata in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cucurbita moschata in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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