Definition of cucumber
: the fruit of a vine (Cucumis sativus) of the gourd family cultivated as a garden vegetable; also : this vine
Recent Examples of cucumber from the Web
Although squash and cucumbers can be planted in June and July, production is difficult during midsummer due to pest problems.
Beans and cucumbers that spread long vines will need some support structure.
Pingree and other proponents of the bill accuse the Service of only recently requiring that sea urchins and sea cucumbers be inspected, suggesting that there was some arbitrary and capricious change in policy or enforcement.
Peel, quarter and slice cucumber into bite-sized pieces.
The light yogurt sauce used for this burger—which uses nonfat plain Greek yogurt, cucumbers, superfood garlic, and lemon juice—lends flavor without adding a boatload of extra fat like regular mayo would.
The Gratitude Bowl was really a salad, with mixed greens and sprouts tossed with avocado, cucumber, a supergrain called freekeh, slivered almonds and goat cheese.
Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, cucumbers and beans will appreciate warm days and nights, too.
At Subway: Turkey Breast Sub A Subway meal for Khloé means a 6-inch turkey breast sandwich served on a 9-grain bun with Swiss cheese, banana peppers, cucumbers, green peppers, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, and vinegar dressing.
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Origin and Etymology of cucumber
Middle English, from Anglo-French cucumbre, from Latin cucumer-, cucumis
First Known Use: 14th century
CUCUMBER Defined for Kids
Definition of cucumber for Students
: 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 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
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