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
Brass Tap infuses Smirnoff vodka with cucumbers and jalapenos and also offers regular vodka.
Sea cucumbers breathe using feathery outgrowths of their guts, and several insect larvae breathe using butt snorkels.
Davis is also a cool-as-cucumber burglar named The Prowler, who happens to be the uncle of one Miles Morales—a.k.a.
My most recent wedge salad also had unexpected cucumber — hey, thanks, Sisters and Brothers!
Invite diners to squeeze the lime over their rice and to eat bites of the cucumber and green onion alternating with bites of the rice.
The beer taps will remain dry, the cucumber martinis available only over the border.
Tall’s memories about the Market go back to taking the bus there every summer with her grandmother, Della Tall, to buy dill, spices and pickling cucumbers.
Its base is the crisp lettuce, tomato, cucumber and red onion that are often piled on top of a falafel sandwich, and it is dressed with the sandwich's classic lemon-tahini dressing.
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Origin and Etymology of cucumber
Middle English, from Anglo-French cucumbre, from Latin cucumer-, cucumis
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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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