Pronunciation: (zOO-kē'nē), [key]
—pl. -ni, -nis.
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. Also called, esp. Brit., courgette.
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