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- adj. Shaped like a cucumber; having the form of a cylinder tapered and rounded at the ends, and possibly curved.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the form of a cucumber; having the form of a cylinder tapered and rounded at the ends, and either straight or curved.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shaped like a cucumber; cylindrical and tapering toward the ends, and either straight or curved.
First attested in a glossary in 1826, in a fragment in 1838, and in a grammatical sentence in 1892; formed by the suffixation of cucumi-, the short i-stem of the Latin cucumis ("cucumber"), with the English -form; compare the earlier New Latin cucumeriformis (1703), cucumiformis (1791) and French cucumeriforme (1777), cucumiforme (1804). (Wiktionary)
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