1. [syn: winter crookneck, winter crookneck squash, Cucurbita moschata]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
crookneck \crook"neck`\, n.
Either of two varieties of squash, distinguished by their
tapering, recurved necks. The summer crookneck is
botanically a variety of the pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) and
matures early in the season. It is pale yellow in color, with
warty excrescences. The winter crookneck belongs to a
distinct species (Cucurbita moschata) and is smooth and
often striped. [U. S.]
Syn: crookneck squash.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of various plants bearing squash having hard rinds and
elongated recurved necks [syn: winter crookneck, winter
crookneck squash, Cucurbita moschata]