1. [syn: squash bug, Anasa tristis]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Squash \Squash\, n. [Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw,
green, immature, applied to fruit and vegetables which were
used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine
A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd
Note: The species are much confused. The long-neck squash is
called Cucurbita verrucosa, the Barbary or China
squash, Cucurbita moschata, and the great winter
squash, Cucurbita maxima, but the distinctions are
Squash beetle (Zool.), a small American beetle (Diabrotica
vittata, syn. Galeruca vittata) which is often abundant
and very injurious to the leaves of squash, cucumber, etc.
It is striped with yellow and black. The name is applied
also to other allied species.
Squash bug (Zool.), a large black American hemipterous
insect (Coreus tristis syn. Anasa tristis) injurious
to squash vines.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: large black American bug that sucks sap of vines of the
gourd family [syn: squash bug, Anasa tristis]