cucumber cucumber  /ˈkju kəm bər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
  2. (n) cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons

Usage(s):

  1. His other offerings include bitter melon, prunes, pickled baby cucumber, cabbage, and much more.
  2. The Moscow managers have imported potato and cucumber seeds from the Netherlands and have trained Soviet farmers to harvest and pack the produce without bruising it.
  3. Mine is that airline ad: the snack served by an obsequious wench to a young couple, she eyeing ecstatically the cucumber canape, he admiring wistfully the hostess.

News

  1. Better than bulgur? Quinoa takes turn in tabbouleh

    Though everyone seems to have a different way of spelling tabbouleh — toubouleh? tabouli? — more and more people do seem to agree that this delicious Middle Eastern salad of bulgur wheat tossed with cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, olive oil and lemon juice is delicious. It helps that it's also healthy and quick to prepare.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Carolina Forest science teacher to get hands-on experience on ocean expedition

    Aundrea Rue’s passion for the ocean was ignited when a sea cucumber threw up in her hand.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun News

  3. Israeli Salad

    Chef Joshua Rosenbaum with Johnson and Wales University shows how to make a fresh Israeli salad with Roma tomatoes, cucumber, onion and parsley.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: News 14 Carolina

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Quotes

  1. "July 1 marks the return to our shelves of the curved cucumber and the knobbly carrot," said Mariann Fischer Boel, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.
    on Jul 1, 2009 By: Mariann Fischer Boel Source: Sofia Echo

  2. "He's really growing up," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. "We haven't put wins back-to-back, and he's pitched in games that have been must-win situations as tonight was, and he's out there cool as a cucumber. Right from the first pitch he...
    on Aug 8, 2009 By: Joe Torre Source: Los Angeles Dodgers

  3. "He was incredible," Mr. Villaraigosa said. "He walked off the plane with a big smile on his face, just cool as a cucumber. He joked that he was sorry he put the plane down six inches off the center line."
    on Sep 22, 2005 By: Antonio Villaraigosa Source: New York Times

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