Meaning of “cucumber” in the English Dictionary


"cucumber" in English

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cucumbernoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkjuː.kʌm.bər/ us /ˈkjuː.kʌm.bɚ/

Examples from literature

  • This light green soda tastes like cucumbers. 
  • For the earliest cucumbers and melons, seeds are planted in frames. 
  • Garnish the dish with parsley and small strips of cucumber pickles. 
  • Skim the vinegar clean, and pour it scalding hot upon the cucumbers. 
  • Take out the fish and add three sliced and parboiled cucumbers. 
  • Then mix boiled rice with some chopped green onions and stuff the cucumbers. 

(Definition of “cucumber” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cucumber" in American English

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cucumbernoun [ C ]

us /ˈkju·kʌm·bər/ short form cuke

a long, thin vegetable that has a dark green outer skin and is pale green inside:

Cucumbers are usually sliced and eaten raw in salads.

(Definition of “cucumber” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)