Armenian cucumber


Definition of Armenian cucumber

: a long, slender melon that has a curved or sinuous shape and a thin, typically light green skin and that resembles a cucumber in texture and flavor but is technically a variety (Cucumis melo flexuosus) of the muskmelon Long, light-green and curving Armenian cucumbers come with a pleasing aroma and a mild, almost sweet flavor—they technically are a ribbed melon, but have a hint of cucumber flavor.Contra Costa Times (California), 4 July 2007

called also serpent cucumber, snake cucumber, snake gourd, snake melon

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First Known Use of Armenian cucumber

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Armenian cucumber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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