American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tendril-bearing, climbing or sprawling annual plant (Cucumis sativus) widely cultivated for its edible cylindrical fruit that has a green rind and crisp white flesh.
- n. The fruit of this plant, eaten fresh or pickled.
- n. Any of several related or similar plants, such as the bur cucumber or the squirting cucumber.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common running garden-plant, Cucumis sativus. It is a native of southern Asia, but has been cultivated from the earliest times in all civilized countries. See
- n. The long, fleshy fruit of this plant, eaten as a cooling salad when green, and also used for pickling. (See gherkin). The stem-end is usually very bitter, as is the whole fruit in some uncultivated varieties.
- n. A common name of various plants of other genera.
- n. In California, the big-root or man root Micrampelis fabacea, and doubtless other species. Parsons and Buck, Wild Flowers of California.
- n. botany A vine in the gourd family, Cucumis sativus.
- n. The edible fruit of this plant, having a green rind and crisp white flesh.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A creeping plant, and its fruit, of several species of the genus Cucumis, esp. Cucumis sativus, the unripe fruit of which is eaten either fresh or picked. Also, similar plants or fruits of several other genera. See below.
- n. cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons
- n. a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
- From Latin cucumis, whose ablative singular is cucumere. Probably of Pre-Italic origin. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English cucomer, from Old French coucombre, from Latin cucumis, cucumer-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In another, a man was cautioned for being “found in possession of an egg with intent to throw”, and in a third a child was arrested for throwing a slice of cucumber from a tuna sandwich at another youngster.”
“They would have tasted better had I omitted the Spam and just rolled plain cucumber in them.”
“Apparently sometimes the flesh of cucumber is just bitter -- some people can taste it and some people can't.”
“Melón: cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) Another European import, this member of the cucurbitae family, which includes squash and cucumber, is an important commercial fruit crop in Mexico, where it is used in fruit salads, aguas and licuados.”
“If the cucumber is thick at one end, consider cutting just the end in halves or even quarters before slicing thin.”
“Also, the cucumber is not processed in the Cuisinart but chopped small, by hand, to keep it crunchy and to add a little green to an otherwise white-as-milk dip.”
“Mr. Gómez added that overall claims dropped despite an unexpected jump in the agricultural sector, with 4,125 new claims, likely because of the so-called cucumber crisis of late May and early June.”
“While I am comfortable eating something that may also occur in a natural cleaning product (think vinegar and lemon, or even cucumber, which is often used in skin care products), I don't feel comfortable eating something that is normally used in the production of cheap furniture.”
“A cucumber is a plant that requires much water, particularly when bearing fruit: it will be necessary then to give from one to two gallons each time according to the heat of the bed, and temperature of the weather.”
“What is the matter with your Aunt Almira this morning?" asked Uncle Ike of the red-headed boy, as he came out into the garden with a sling-shot, and began to shoot birdshot at the little cucumbers that were beginning to grow away from the pickle vine, as the boy called the cucumber tree.”
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