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1. squash  (noun) 
a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets

  Also known as: squash racquets, squash rackets


  More Generic:
    court game


2. squash  (noun) 
edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable



  More Specific:
summer squash - any of various fruits of the gourd family that mature during the summer
winter squash - any of various fruits of the gourd family with thick rinds and edible yellow to orange flesh that mature in the fall and can be stored for several months


  Part Meronym:
    squash     squash vine


  More Generic:
    vegetable     veggie


3. squash  (noun) 
any of numerous annual tendril-bearing trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits

  Also known as: squash vine


  More Specific:
pumpkin / pumpkin vine / autumn pumpkin / Cucurbita pepo - a coarse vine widely cultivated for its non-keeping large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds
summer squash / summer squash vine / Cucurbita pepo melopepo - any of various usually bushy plants producing fruit that is eaten while immature and before the rind or seeds harden
winter squash / winter squash plant - any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall


  Member Meronym:
    Cucurbita     genus Cucurbita


  More Generic:
    vine


4. squash  (verb) 
to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"

  Also known as: crush, squelch, mash, squeeze


  More Specific:
wring - twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
stamp - crush or grind with a heavy instrument
steamroller - crush with a steamroller as if to level
tread - crush as if by treading on
telescope - crush together or collapse


  More Generic:
    press


 

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