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  • noun Plural form of cucurbit.

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Examples

  • Ifrits of the lord Solomon, whom he was wont to imprison in cucurbits of brass and cast him into the main, believing that the vessel had burst for length of years and that the Ifrit had come forth and fallen into the net; wherefore he fled from him, crying out and saying, “Mercy, mercy, O Ifrit of Solomon!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • However, a few plants such as cucurbits can wilt during hot afternoons before they need to be watered.

    5. How plants live and grow

  • Method-yams are usually intercropped with maize and vegetables, such as cucurbits, pumpkins, peppers and okra, but mono-culture, normally on small plots, is increasing in certain areas of West Africa and the Caribbean.

    Chapter 37

  • Like other crops, the plants require certain weather conditions to grow, the ideal being warm temperatures (from 75 to 86 degrees in daytime to mid-60s at night), dry air and a moderate amount of rain at the right time in the growing season: think Central and South America, where pumpkins and other cucurbits originated more than 9,000 years ago.

    Local pumpkins survive summer heat, fall rains

  • The heat has really settled in, which is fine for the heat-loving cucurbits and corn and okra and the like.

    Groundwork: Fava knows best

  • The striped cucumber beetles had descended thickly on the cucurbits in Mailbox Field and eaten the newly transplanted buttercup squashes to lace.

    The Dirty Life

  • In addition to the flesh of their fruits, cucurbits also offer edible vines, flowers, and seeds.

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

  • In addition to the flesh of their fruits, cucurbits also offer edible vines, flowers, and seeds.

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

  • Incidentally the reason cucurbits cross-pollinate is because they depend on insects like bees to spread their pollen.

    THE ARROWS COOKBOOK

  • It is also used in India as a windbreak and shade for vegetables and as a support for grape, black pepper and cucurbits.

    4: Multipurpose trees

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