Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Cucurbitales — any of various plants, including the cucumber, melon, gourd, and loofa, generally being creeping vines with tendrils and fruit developing from a three-part inferior ovary with many seeds attached to the outer edge of the three walls or spiraling outward therefrom.

Etymologies

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Cucurbita +‎ -aceae

Examples

  • There are two main categories of pumpkins grown in the United States, though all are part of the Cucurbitaceae family, which melons, cucumbers and other squashes also belong to.

    Local pumpkins survive summer heat, fall rains

  • Suaeda nesophila, Frankenia vidalii and Nesocaryum stylosum and grasses such as Sicyos baderoa var. ambrosianus (Cucurbitaceae).

    San Félix-San Ambrosio Islands temperate forests

  • • The melon/squash family Cucurbitaceae includes cucumbers, summer squashes such as zucchini and pumpkin, winter squashes such as acorn and butternut, and cantaloupes and honeydew melons.

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

  • • The melon/squash family Cucurbitaceae includes cucumbers, summer squashes such as zucchini and pumpkin, winter squashes such as acorn and butternut, and cantaloupes and honeydew melons.

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

  • The squash or cucurbit family, the Cucurbitaceae, has made three broad contribu- tions to human pleasure and nutrition.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The squash or cucurbit family, the Cucurbitaceae, has made three broad contribu- tions to human pleasure and nutrition.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Shit, I DARE one of y'all to bring your flowering pumpkin-family (Cucurbitaceae) self-pollinating seed plants around here - we're gonna open up a can of SAUTEED SQUASH on your ass.

    7/31/03 Columbia County, NY (9

  • Shit, I DARE one of y'all to bring your flowering pumpkin-family (Cucurbitaceae) self-pollinating seed plants around here - we're gonna open up a can of SAUTEED SQUASH on your ass.

    7/31/03 Columbia County, NY (9

  • Crops in the category of fruit vegetables are a group of species almost entirely from two families, Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae, which have little in common except that they are fruits.

    28 additional technical notes about tropical agriculture

  • Coriandrum sativum cowpea (asparagus bean, black-eyed pea, yard-long bean), Vigna unguiculata cucumber, Cucumis sativus cucurbits, Cucurbitaceae family cumin, Cuminum cyminum crucifers, Cruciferae family date palm.

    14. Saving seeds for planting

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