A tendril-bearing, climbing or sprawling annual plant (Cucumis sativus) widely cultivated for its edible cylindrical fruit that has a green rind and crisp white flesh. (noun)
The fruit of this plant, eaten fresh or pickled. (noun)
Any of several related or similar plants, such as the bur cucumber or the squirting cucumber. (noun)
Examples of word cucumber
In another, a man was cautioned for being “found in possession of an egg with intent to throw”, and in a third a child was arrested for throwing a slice of cucumber from a tuna sandwich at another youngster.
They would have tasted better had I omitted the Spam and just rolled plain cucumber in them.
Apparently sometimes the flesh of cucumber is just bitter -- some people can taste it and some people can't.
Melón: cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) Another European import, this member of the cucurbitae family, which includes squash and cucumber, is an important commercial fruit crop in Mexico, where it is used in fruit salads, aguas and licuados.
If the cucumber is thick at one end, consider cutting just the end in halves or even quarters before slicing thin.