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Topic: FOOD

Sense: 1-2,4
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: SQUASH1(in sense 1, because of the softness of the ball)
Sense: 3
Date: 1600-1700
Language: Natick
Origin: and Narragansett askutasquash

squash

2 noun
     
squash2
1

sport

[uncountable]DSO a game played by two people who use rackets to hit a small rubber ball against the walls of a square court:
a squash court
2

it's a squash

British English spoken used to say that there is not enough space for everyone to fit in comfortably
3

vegetable

[uncountable and countable]HBPDF one of a group of large vegetables with solid flesh and hard skins, such as pumpkins
4

drink

[uncountable] British EnglishDFD a drink made from fruit juice, sugar, and water:
a glass of orange squash
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