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It is generally accepted that the squash plant is native to the Americas. Remains have been found in Central America and Mexico dating back as far as 7000 BC. From its southern origin, squash spread throughout North America. The name squash is apparently derived from the Algonquin "askoot asquash", meaning "eaten green". The plant found its way to Europe when the early explorers retumed home.
Sherwood, Brianne; Hunt, Sara; Sorenson, Crista; Heineman, Bethany; Beyers, Blake; and Workman, Ashley Walker, "Squash" (2010). USU Student Organic Farm Newsletter. Paper 30.