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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive from zucca (marrow) +‎ -ina (diminutive suffix).

NounEdit

zucchina f (plural zucchine)

  1. courgette (British), zucchini (US)
    Synonym: zucchino

Usage notesEdit

Zucchino is the older form and preferred by some Italian dictionaries.[1]However both variants are in common use[2], with some preference for zucchino in Piedmont, Tuscany and Sardinia.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Alcune varianti di nomi di frutti”, in Accademia della Crusca[1], 2013-07-18, retrieved 2018-06-30
  2. ^ “zucchino,zucchina”, in Google Books Ngram Viewer[2], accessed 2018-06-30
  3. ^ “Si dice zucchina o zucchino?”, in Verdure di Stagione[3], accessed 2018-06-30