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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 ?
It consists of a stuffed cucumber, and the stuffing is to be made of these pearls.
BUT round the end of a cucumber frame, whom should he meet but Mr.
These two girls had been above an hour in the place, happily employed in visiting an opposite milliner, watching the sentinel on guard, and dressing a salad and cucumber.
I tell you," cried the American in the utmost excitement, "I was as cool as a cucumber.
The point, that he had eaten cucumber for supper, was divulged in the last line and was greeted with laughter, a little forced because everyone knew the poem well, but loud and long.
It always kind of gives me a thrill to see them ugly white grubs that spade up in the cucumber beds.
You always look as cool as a cucumber, Anne, dearie.
You know, there is no language of vegetables, which converts a cucumber into a formal declaration of attachment.
Nor was my youth wholly destitute of radishes, but they were grown in the decent obscurity of odd kitchen garden corners and old cucumber frames, and would never have been allowed to come among the flowers.
De Ville was in a pretty mess--I helped to scrape him off; but he was cool as a cucumber and made no threats at all.
said when he was in spirits Cucumber and therefore never ate it.
as cool as a cucumber,--always looking so sure of his game