|Two typical Zucchini|
Naming and EtymologyEdit
The plant has three names in English, all of them meaning 'small marrow': zucchini (an Italian loanword), courgette (a French loanword), and baby marrow (South African English). Zucchini and courgette are doublets, both descending from the Latin cucurbita, 'gourd'.
Zoodles refer to spiraled Zucchini "noodles" used as an alternative to pasta.
Maarroo is used in Urdu, Pushtu and Punjabi for Zucchini in Pakistan. It is probably a distorted form of Marrow or baby marrow.