A squash that typically has a green exterior and white/light yellow interior.
Christopher Columbus introduced squash seeds to Europe after his travels to America.
Zucchini are young squash or marrows. If zucchini is allowed to grow on the plant longer and harvested later, it is called a vegetable marrow.
“The History of Zucchini” from Food History https://www.kitchenproject.com/history/Zuchcinni/index.htm
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
“Zucchini” from Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/plant/zucchini