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cu·cum·ber

 (kyo͞o′kŭm′bər)
n.
1.
a. A tendril-bearing, climbing or sprawling annual plant (Cucumis sativus) widely cultivated for its edible cylindrical fruit that has a green rind and crisp white flesh.
b. The fruit of this plant, harvested when immature and eaten fresh or pickled.
2. Any of several related or similar plants, such as the bur cucumber or the squirting cucumber.

[Middle English cucomer, from Old French coucombre, from Latin cucumis, cucumer-.]

cucumber

(ˈkjuːˌkʌmbə)
n
1. (Plants) a creeping cucurbitaceous plant, Cucumis sativus, cultivated in many forms for its edible fruit. Compare squirting cucumber
2. (Plants) the cylindrical fruit of this plant, which has hard thin green rind and white crisp flesh
3. (Plants) any of various similar or related plants or their fruits
4. cool as a cucumber very calm; self-possessed
[C14: from Latin cucumis, of unknown origin]

cu•cum•ber

(ˈkyu kʌm bər)

n.
1. a creeping plant, Cucumis sativus, of the gourd family, occurring in many cultivated forms.
2. the edible fleshy green-skinned fruit of this plant, of a cylindrical shape with rounded ends.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French co(u)combre < Latin cucumerem, acc. of cucumis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cucumber - a melon vine of the genus Cucumiscucumber - a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
cuke, cucumber - cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons
melon vine, melon - any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
Cucumis, genus Cucumis - cucumbers; muskmelons
2.cucumber - cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetablecucumber - cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
gherkin - small prickly cucumber
cucumber, cucumber vine, Cucumis sativus - a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
Translations
خِيَارخْيارخیار
okurka
agurk
kukumo
kurkku
krastavac
uborka
gúrkaagúrka
キュウリ
오이
agurkas
gurķis
uhorka
kumara
gurka
แตงกวา
огірок
quả dưa chuột

cucumber

[ˈkjuːkʌmbəʳ] Npepino m
see also cool A5

cucumber

[ˈkjuːkʌmbər]
n (= vegetable) → concombre m
to be cool as a cucumber, to be as cool as a cucumber → faire preuve d'un calme olympien
modif [sandwich] → au concombre; [salad] → de concombre

cucumber

n(Salat)gurke f; as cool as a cucumberseelenruhig

cucumber

[ˈkjuːkʌmbəʳ] ncetriolo

cucumber

(ˈkjuːkambə) noun
a type of creeping plant with long green edible fruit, often used in salads etc.

cucumber

خِيَار okurka agurk Gurke αγγούρι pepino kurkku concombre krastavac cetriolo キュウリ 오이 komkommer agurk ogórek pepino огурец gurka แตงกวา salatalık quả dưa chuột 黄瓜

cucumber

, cowcumber
n. pepino, pepinillo.
References in classic literature ?
As we rode up the draw, we skirted a big melon patch, and a garden where squashes and yellow cucumbers lay about on the sod.
brandy for your master and cucumbers," he shouted, obviously taking pleasure in the sound of his own voice.
But when he began to throw his cucumbers over our wall--'
He told me, he did not doubt, that, in eight years more, he should be able to supply the governor's gardens with sunshine, at a reasonable rate: but he complained that his stock was low, and entreated me "to give him something as an encouragement to ingenuity, especially since this had been a very dear season for cucumbers.
Do you mind the night I et the cucumbers and milk to make me dream?
My dear mistress," replied the bird, "your cooks are very good and you can safely leave all to them, except that you must be careful to have a dish of cucumbers, stuffed with pearl sauce, served with the first course.
It was by the same method that men, aping her, bred race-horses and cucumbers.
Start her, Tash, my boy --start her, all; but keep cool, keep cool-- cucumbers is the word --easy, easy --only start her like grim death and grinning devils, and raise the buried dead perpendicular out of their graves, boys --that's all.
After a velvety oyster soup came shad and cucumbers, then a young broiled turkey with corn fritters, followed by a canvas-back with currant jelly and a celery mayonnaise.
The count walked up and down the hall in his dressing gown, giving orders to the club steward and to the famous Feoktist, the Club's head cook, about asparagus, fresh cucumbers, strawberries, veal, and fish for this dinner.
Criminals also can be as cool as cucumbers," said Brown with a smile.
BUT round the end of a cucumber frame, whom should he meet but Mr.