cucumber

noun cu·cum·ber \ ˈkyü-(ˌ)kəm-bər \
Updated on: 16 Dec 2017

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 and Etymology of cucumber

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


CUCUMBER Defined for Kids

cucumber

noun cu·cum·ber \ ˈkyü-ˌkəm-bər \

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 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


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