Cucumis

noun
Cu·cu·mis | \ ˈkyük(y)əmə̇s \

Definition of Cucumis 

: a genus of plants (family Cucurbitaceae) that are native to the warmer parts of the world, that include the cucumbers and muskmelons, and that have small sepals and a corolla with five petals

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History and Etymology for Cucumis

New Latin, from Latin, cucumber

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