Definition of pattypan in English:

pattypan

(also pattypan squash)

noun

US
  • A squash of a saucer-shaped variety with a scalloped rim and creamy white flesh.

    • ‘The notoriously prolific zucchini is perhaps the best-known summer squash, but the group also includes chayote, yellow crookneck and straightneck squash, as well as pattypans.’
    • ‘In a bowl, combine the zucchini and pattypan squash.’
    • ‘Many vegetables - such as pattypan squash, peppers, and tomatoes - are delicious when sizzled on the grill.’
    • ‘This includes zucchini, pattypan, butternut, acorn, and pumpkin.’

Origin

So named from the resemblance in shape to a pan for baking a patty.

Pronunciation:

pattypan

/ˈpatɪpan/