[Sca-cooks] Butternut squash?

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Sat Aug 25 18:49:49 PDT 2007

A little postscript, prior to 1492, squash refers to bottle gourds.  After 
1492, squash can be interpreted as bottle gourds or New World squash.  Based 
on Leonard Fuchs's Herbal of 1543, New World squash were fairly widely 
spread around the Mediterranean by mid-century and they appear in a number 
of Italian paintings before the end of the century.


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