noun \ˈkyü-(ˌ)kəm-bər\

Definition of CUCUMBER

:  the fruit of a vine (Cucumis sativus) of the gourd family cultivated as a garden vegetable; also :  this vine

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Origin of CUCUMBER

Middle English, from Anglo-French cucumbre, from Latin cucumer-, cucumis
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


noun \ˈkyü-(ˌ)kəm-bər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CUCUMBER

: the fruit of a vine (Cucumis sativus) of the gourd family that is cultivated as a garden vegetable and that has diuretic seeds; also : this vine


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Creeping plant (Cucumis sativus), of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), or its oblong fruit, for which it is widely cultivated. It probably originated in northern India. The plant is a tender annual with a rough, succulent, trailing stem and hairy leaves with pointed lobes; the stem bears branched tendrils by which the plant can suspend itself. The food value of the fruit is low, but its delicate flavour makes it a popular vegetable for salads and relishes.


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