Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, natural order Cucurbitaceæ, containing about 25 species, natives of warm regions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of plants including the cucumber, melon, and same kinds of gourds.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Cucurbitaceae — the cucumbers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun cucumbers; muskmelons

Etymologies

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From Latin cucumis ("cucumber").

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