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CUCUMBER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cucumber mean? 

CUCUMBER (noun)
  The noun CUCUMBER has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CUCUMBER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUCUMBER (noun)


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Meaning:

A melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

cucumber; cucumber vine; Cucumis sativus

Hypernyms ("cucumber" is a kind of...):

melon; melon vine (any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers)

Meronyms (parts of "cucumber"):

cucumber; cuke (cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons)

Holonyms ("cucumber" is a member of...):

Cucumis; genus Cucumis (cucumbers; muskmelons)


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Meaning:

Cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

cuke; cucumber

Hypernyms ("cucumber" is a kind of...):

vegetable; veggie (edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cucumber"):

gherkin (small prickly cucumber)

Holonyms ("cucumber" is a part of...):

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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