Definitions for "Butternut Squash"
Keywords:  squash, flesh, pear, pumpkin, nutty
A bulbous, pear shaped, pale yellow, winter squash "Cucurbita maxima" with orange flesh, common in the USA; the flesh is used as a vegetable or for savory dishes.
A popular winter squash, that has an elongated shape.  It is tan colored on the outside and bright orange on the inside.  Butternut squash has a sweet flavor and is also known as pumpkin squash.  Purchase squash that are cream to yellow in color, has a hard, smooth rind, and isheavy for its size.  Avoid squash with bruises or soft spots.
plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and smooth thin rind