Squash refers to the fruit of plants belonging to the gourd family and it's members are classified as either summer squash or winter squash
The potato originated in the Andes region of South America and began to appear in other areas four centuries ago. You can now find the potato all over the world. It's now the fourth-largest food crop and appears in recipes of many regional cuisines.
The Massachusett Indian word for "eaten raw" is "Askutasquash." An important Indian food, few white men shared the desire to eat squash raw, until the past few years when raw summer squash types began to appear in salads.
Squash was unknown in Europe until early explorers returned from America with squash seeds.