cucumber

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noun cu·cum·ber \ˈkyü-(ˌ)kəm-bər\

Definition of cucumber

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 14th century


CUCUMBER Defined for Kids

cucumber

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noun cu·cum·ber \ˈkyü-ˌkəm-bər\

Definition of cucumber for Students

  1. :  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

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noun cu·cum·ber \ˈkyü-(ˌ)kəm-bər\

Medical Definition of cucumber

  1. :  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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