The fruit of a species of the gourd plant to which the pumpkin and melon also belong It was grown in America by the Indians before the whites came; also in Europe in early times It is smaller than the pumpkin, the chief kind; being the round flat ones with scalloped edge and the long crook necks. An English variety is the vegetable marrow or egg-squash. It is much used in New England in pies, and is a common table vegetable throughout the United States.