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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Toss with carrots, radishes and cucumber until evenly coated, then fold in scallions and mint. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spicy Radish Salad with Seared Steak," 2 May 2019 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss cucumbers with 1/4 tsp salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Salmon with Creamy Feta Cucumbers," 29 Apr. 2019 Some were suffused with vitamin C; others with cucumber or rooibos tea extract. Alice Gregory, Allure, "I Got Fillers for My Chronic Undereye Circles, and the Results Were Impressive," 28 Apr. 2019 Kakadu plum adds more vitamin C to the mix, hyaluronic acid helps hydrate, and cucumber extract soothes skin beyond its costars' redness-reducing properties. Marci Robin, Allure, "Volition’s New Strawberry-C Serum Sold Out at Sephora Just 10 Days After It Launched," 30 Mar. 2019 Toss cucumbers with remaining Tbsp oil, remaining Tbsp lemon juice, and ¼ tsp each salt and pepper; toss with greens. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pea Fritters with Shrimp Salad," 7 Mar. 2019 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

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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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