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 for Cucurbita maxima
From 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
     apple.] (Bot.)
     A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd
     kind.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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
           not clear.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Cucurbita maxima
      n 1: plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-
           shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth
           thin rind [syn: butternut squash, Cucurbita maxima]
      2: any of several winter squash plants producing large greyish-
         green football-shaped fruit with a rough warty rind [syn:
         hubbard squash, Cucurbita maxima]

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