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cucumber

noun cu·cum·ber \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
CUCUMBER Defined for Kids

cucumber

noun cu·cum·ber \ˈkyü-ˌkəm-bər\

Definition of CUCUMBER for Kids

:  a long usually green-skinned vegetable that is used in salads and for making pickles and is the fruit of a vine related to the melons and gourds
Medical Dictionary

cucumber

noun cu·cum·ber \ˈkyü-(ˌ)kəm-bər\

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
July 05, 2015
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