Adjective "zucchini" definition and examples

(Zucchini may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/zʊˈkiːni/

Definitions and examples

noun

A courgette.
  1. 'I remember the last time I had zucchini flowers they were fritters - it is a simple but nice way to enjoy their pretty appearance and mild flavor of squash.'
  2. 'The risottos change daily, and the one I sampled was well made and tastefully dotted with bits of fresh zucchini and shrimp.'
  3. 'Our Mediterranean melange starts with purchased polenta, which we sliced and grilled with zucchini, fennel, and eggplant.'
  4. 'The soups include a selection of the cream variety - cauliflower, potato, mushroom, asparagus and zucchini.'
  5. 'Tiny turnips, the first finger-length zucchini and broad beans are there for the asking.'
  6. 'Saute yellow and green zucchini in olive oil and season with oregano or basil for a quick and nutritious side dish'
  7. 'To serve, place a 2-inch ring mold in the center of a soup bowl, fill with zucchini, and remove the ring mold.'
  8. 'We're talking red cabbage salad here, grilled zucchini and red pepper, and a salsa-y side of diced tomatoes and onions, heavily flavoured with fresh cilantro.'
  9. 'If you're feeling arty, use the whole leaves to tie up bundles of carrots, asparagus, or sliced zucchini.'
  10. 'For a simple and beautiful dish, peel zucchini with a vegetable peeler and dress with olive oil, lemon, parmesan and pepper - zucchini carpaccio.'

More definitions

1. a variety of summer squash that is shaped like a cucumber and that has a smooth, dark-green skin.

2. the plant bearing this fruit.

More examples(as adjective)

"attorneys can be zucchini."

Origin

Italian, plural of zucchino, diminutive of zucca ‘gourd’.