Cucumber meaning

kyukumbər; occas., kyukəmbər
A trailing annual vine (Cucumis sativus) of the gourd family, grown for its edible fruit.
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The long fruit, with a green rind and firm, white flesh, gathered before fully mature and used in salads or preserved as pickles.
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(botany) A vine in the gourd family, Cucumis sativus.
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The edible fruit of this plant, having a green rind and crisp white flesh.
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cool as a cucumber
  • Comfortably cool.
  • Calm and self-possessed.
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Origin of cucumber

  • From Old French cocombre (French concombre), from Latin cucumis, whose ablative singular is cucumere. Probably of Pre-Italic origin.
    From Wiktionary