cucumber tree


: a magnolia (Magnolia acuminata) of the eastern U.S. having fruit resembling a small cucumber

Examples of cucumber tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's nutmeg, fennel, and bay leaf, but also regional surprises like cherries, air potatoes, and the mouth-puckeringly sour bilimbi, or cucumber tree. Smitha Menon, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cucumber tree was circa 1782

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“Cucumber tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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