Usage N.Amer, Austral. NZ = courgette
1. Marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small; SYN. courgette.
2. Small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green; SYN. courgette.
Small variety of marrow, Cucurbita pepo, of the Cucurbitaceae family. It is cultivated as a vegetable and harvested before it is fully mature, at 15–20 cm/6–8 in. In the UK it is known as a zucchini.