cucumber

noun
cu·​cum·​ber | \ ˈkyü-(ˌ)kəm-bər How to pronounce cucumber (audio) \

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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Married Bliss My wife makes this one: turkey, corned beef, cheddar cheese, thinly sliced cucumber; mustard or mayo is your call. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "4 Great Turkey Sandwiches For All Those Thanksgiving Leftovers," 23 Nov. 2018 Very fancy sushi, with softshell crab, kani (made from crab) and cucumber, wrapped in avocado, topped with eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise and served with a side of poke (more raw fish) and avocado. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Panthers coach Ron Rivera created a fancy sushi roll. Here's what's in it.," 3 July 2018 Add the cucumber, red pepper and red and green onions. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018 The Canadians, meanwhile, are seeking to tax cucumbers, gherkins, pizza, ketchup, beer kegs, lawn mowers, sailboats, sleeping bags, and playing cards. refinery29.com, "Yachts, Bourbon & Cigarettes: Europe Is Coming After Finance Bros," 4 June 2018 Put the tomatoes, cucumber, olives, feta, fresh mint, fresh oregano, and pink peppercorns in a large salad bowl. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "Disguise the greens to beat boring salads this summer," 31 May 2018 The Ahi Tuna Stack, prepared with layers of crispy wontons, fresh avocado, ahi tuna pike, pickled cucumber, finished with soy wasabi and Guinness-soy reduction. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Matt the Miller's Tavern: Right down the middle," 25 Jan. 2018 Made with foraged desert juniper, the magenta flowers of the walking stick cholla cactus, osha root, locally farmed Cascade hops, and white sage, the gin conveys cucumber, dill, and earthy flavors. Sunset, "6 Botanical Gins We’re Loving Right Now," 22 Jan. 2018 For mental clarity, try this blend of kale, cucumber, blue green algae, thyme and pineapple, thebutchersdaughter.com. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "10 Best Juices to Try in New York City," 12 Feb. 2015

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First Known Use of cucumber

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cucumber

Middle English, from Anglo-French cucumbre, from Latin cucumer-, cucumis

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cucumber

noun
cu·​cum·​ber | \ ˈkyü-ˌkəm-bər How to pronounce cucumber (audio) \

Kids Definition of cucumber

: 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

cucumber

noun
cu·​cum·​ber | \ ˈkyü-(ˌ)kəm-bər How to pronounce cucumber (audio) \

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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