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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-.]
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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]
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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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cucumber

n(Salat)gurke f; as cool as a cucumberseelenruhig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cucumber

[ˈkjuːkʌmbəʳ] ncetriolo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cucumber

(ˈkjuːkambə) noun
a type of creeping plant with long green edible fruit, often used in salads etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

cucumber

, cowcumber
n. pepino, pepinillo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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"You always look as cool as a cucumber, Anne, dearie.
"I tell you," cried the American in the utmost excitement, "I was as cool as a cucumber."
Happy horticulturist Nicholas Walker was trying to keep as cool as a cucumber as he bid for national honours in a gardening competition.

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