Butterkin: the squat, round version of the butternut squash. I have had a couple of them this year – one from the market and one from the food co-op. Both were good, the flavour indistinguishable from a butternut – slightly syrupy, warm and pleasant. The texture is a bit thinner and more watery than a good butternut, but this seems to fix itself after a day in the fridge since the leftovers are thick and smooth. These seem to be popping up everywhere around here and are good, though not exquisite.