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any plant of the family Cucurbitaceae

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* Achojcha pumpkin, a member of the Curcubit family, is the Bolivian term for a type of spiked squash adapted to the various altitudes of the Andes Mountains.
But the three foundation plants of early new-world agriculture were, most importantly, the wild grass Zea mays (called maize in most of the world and corn in the U.S.), beans (native legumes of several species) and squash (a curcubit).
Each chapter focuses on a particular food or group of foods, among them tomatoes, pineapple, stone fruit, curcubits, and tropical root crops.
Like all the curcubits, marrows and courgettes are fat, fleshy, greedy and delicious.