Definitions for "Acorn squash"
A squash with dark green skin and orange flesh. May be baked, roasted or boiled. The flesh of the squash can be eaten straight from the shell.
shaped like their namesake, are winter squash that are up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter and have deeply ridged, green skin and orange flesh. To prepare an acorn squash for cooking: Cut in half with a heavy knife. Tap the inserted knife with a kitchen mallet if the skin is very hard. Using a sharp-edged spoon, scrape out the seeds and fibers. Remove the skin with a vegetable peeler or paring knife.For other winter squash, see banana squash, butternut squash, pumpkin, and spaghetti squash.
squash plant bearing small acorn-shaped fruits having yellow flesh and dark green or yellow rind with longitudinal ridges