The only vegetable that starts with the letter "Z" is zucchini. Zucchini is a vegetable in the squash family, and more specifically, is a summer squash. The squash family includes several other vegetables such as pumpkin, butternut squash and winter squash.
Zucchini and its uses in cooking can be traced back to Italy. You can use zucchini to make many different types of foods. Some common culinary uses of zucchini include zucchini bread and zucchini soup.
Zucchini is available in several different colors, but green and yellow are the most common. Zucchini can grow to be up to a meter long, but usually only reaches about half of this length.