I was eating squash the other day and I was wondering what, if at all, it is called in Malayalam. Botanically, it is a cousin of cucumber, which is വെള്ളരിക്ക.
Now, I think the etymology of വെള്ളരിക്ക is pretty straight forward - വെള്ള + അരി (seed) + കായ - the fruit with white seeds.
So if I were to name squash, I would call it മഞ്ഞവെള്ളരിക്ക or something.
Does anyone know the correct Mallu name for squash?