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 for Cucurbita moschata
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
     [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 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.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Cucurbita moschata
      n 1: any of various plants bearing squash having hard rinds and
           elongated recurved necks [syn: winter crookneck, winter
           crookneck squash, Cucurbita moschata]

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