- a trailing annual vine (Cucumis sativus) of the gourd family, grown for its edible fruit
- the long fruit, with a green rind and firm, white flesh, gathered before fully mature and used in salads or preserved as pickles
Origin of cucumberMiddle English cucomer ; from Old French or L; Old French cocombre ; from Classical Latin cucumis (gen. cucumeris)
cool as a cucumber
- comfortably cool
- calm and self-possessed
- 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.
- Any of several related or similar plants, such as the bur cucumber or the squirting cucumber.
Origin of cucumberMiddle English cucomer, from Old French coucombre, from Latin cucumis, cucumer-.