Cucumber

Outdoor cucumbers in the garden bed

Cucumis sativus

Cucumber (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English cucumber, from Old French cocombre, ultimately from Latin cucumis, cucumerem (possibly through an Old Occitan intermediate). Probably of Pre-Italic substrate origin.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkjuːˌkʌmbɚ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkjuːˌkʌmbə/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈkaʊˌkʌmbɚ/

Noun

cucumber (plural cucumbers)

  1. A vine in the gourd family, Cucumis sativus.
  2. The edible fruit of this plant, having a green rind and crisp white flesh.
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