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04:58 Apr 2, 2007
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English to German translations [PRO]
Science - Botany / Vegetables
English term or phrase: yellow squash
google.de is no help so far (neither are my numerous dictionaries); I have been searching and comparing pictures for quite a while now - and am getting nowhere. None of the pictures of "gelber Squash", "gelbe Zucchini", etc., that I have found correspond to what I know as "yellow squash" from the produce department (or from the farmers' market). Even trying to find the right Latin name seems to be impossible (there seems to be a lot of contradictory information.

The "yellow squash" sold around here resembles zucchini (i.e., it is a fairly small, longish veggie), but it doesn't have this thickened, almost leafy-looking thicker part at the neck. Pictures of "gelbe Zucchini" also show this thicker section, so I don't think "gelbe Zucchini" is going to quite cut it. What the stores sell mostly is "straightneck" and "crookneck" yellow squash (I cannot tell a difference in taste, texture or anything else though).

There is a picture of a yellow squash at


The crookneck yellow squash pictured there does not entirely correspond to the crooknecks sold in stores around here (Georgia, USA). The one I usually see looks exactly like the regular yellow squash - except that the neck is bent. No warts like in this picture, and not as orange.

What seems to be called gelber Squash on German websites looks more like pattypan squash to me. I also saw some another type called gelber Squash, but it also looked more like a winter squash, and not like our regular, everyday yellow squash, which is a summer squash.

xxxKristina M
Local time: 07:05

Summary of answers provided
4 +3gelbe Zucchini
4gelber kürbis/kürbispflanze
Ebru Kopf

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gelbe Zucchini

habe mir den Link und das Bild angeschaut, sieht genau so aus wie die, die ich jedes Jahr in meinem Garten anpflanze (neben den normalen grünen Zucchini), habe dann gesucht und das gefunden:

Glossary of German and American Cooking Terms - American version- summer squash (also yellow squash), gelbe Zucchini. Swiss cheese, Emmentaler. tahini, Sesam-Paste ... yellow squash (also summer squash), gelbe Zucchini ...

Note added at 1 hr (2007-04-02 06:43:16 GMT)

es gibt auch andere Formen von yellow squash, aber die im Link ist eine gelbe Zucchini, die runden und dicklichen mit Rippen sehen eher wie eine Art Kürbis aus,

Local time: 13:05
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 9
Notes to answerer
Asker: Ich werde wohl ersatzweise "gelbe Zucchini" nehmen (das Ganze ist ein Salat auf einer Speisekarte*), aber das Gleiche sind ein yellow squash und eine gelbe Zucchini nicht. Der Squash hat im Gegensatz zur Zucchini diese typische verjüngte Form. Außerdem fehlt ihm der verdickte Stielansatz der Zucchini. Zum Geschmacksunterschied kann ich nichts sagen, da ich noch nie gelbe Zucchini gegessen habe. Aber auch da gilt: es geht um einen Salat, weshalb man die einzelnen Bestandteile sicher nicht mehr ganz klar herausschmecken kann. *Da die Zutaten sicher kleingeschnitten sind, dürfte das der Sache nahe genug kommen.

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agree  cgc: lat. cucurbita pepo, for more explanations on varieties see http://www.foodsubs.com/Squashsum.html
1 hr

agree  Ebru Kopf: I also couldn't find in various languages a different answer. Your answer is right I think
1 hr

neutral  Cetacea: mE ist das "gelbe Zucchini" im Glossar dieses Links eher als Ersatzvorschlag für Rezepte gemeint. Zucchini und Squash sind nicht dasselbe.
3 hrs
  -> Das Bild auf der von Kristina angebenen Website zeigt eindeutig eine gelbe Zucchini. Es gibt noch andere Arten von yellow squash in den USA, die einem deutschen Publikum fremd sind. Sehen eher nach Zierkürbissen aus, werden aber in USA auch gegessen.

agree  Sonia Heidemann
1 day7 hrs
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gelber kürbis/kürbispflanze

Squash is kürbis or kürbispflanze in German. If you google like this (even just gelber kürbis) you will be able to see pictures too. I prefer "kürbis" instead kürbispflanze. I hope it helps. Good luck

Note added at 3 hrs (2007-04-02 08:05:13 GMT)

then in this case EditK is right :)

    Reference: http://fp.tsn.at/hs-abschluss/herbst_05/kuerbisgesteck.jpg
Ebru Kopf
Local time: 14:05
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Unfortunately, the yellow squash I am looking for is not a Kürbis. :( Take a look at the link I posted in my query - that one is the vegetable I am looking for (it's German name). I agree that both belong to the family Cucurbita, but they are definitely not the same thing. The yellow squash is approximately the size of a zucchini, i.e., quite small.

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