cucumber tree


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Related to cucumber tree: Magnolia acuminata

cucumber tree

n.
Any of certain magnolias, especially Magnolia acuminata, a deciduous tree of eastern North America, having greenish-yellow flowers and a cucumber-shaped aggregate fruit.

cucumber tree

n
1. (Plants) any of several American trees or shrubs of the genus Magnolia, esp M. acuminata, of E and central North America, having cup-shaped greenish flowers and cucumber-shaped fruits
2. (Plants) an E Asian tree, Averrhoa bilimbi, with edible fruits resembling small cucumbers: family Averrhoaceae. See also carambola

cu′cumber tree`


n.
any of several American magnolias, esp. Magnolia acuminata, having dark red conelike fruit.
[1775–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cucumber tree - American deciduous magnolia having large leaves and fruit like a small cucumbercucumber tree - American deciduous magnolia having large leaves and fruit like a small cucumber
magnolia - any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms
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