ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: cymling

cymling (sĭm′lĭng), noun

A flat summer squash with scalloped edges; a pattypan squash.

Etymology:  A late 1700s Americanism of simnel, due to the squash's resemblance to a simnel cake.
These days, I think everyone calls them pattypan squash, or scallop squash, instead of cymlings.
(The term 'pattypan' comes from the shape of a small pan used for baking patties.)

Tags: american, c, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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