Sicyos angulatus
Cucumber Cu"cum*ber (k?`k?m-b?r, formerly kou"k?m-b?r), n. [OE. cucumer, cocumber, cucumber, fr. L. cucmis, gen.cucumeris; cf. OF. cocombre,F. concombre.] (Bot.) A creeping plant, and its fruit, of several species of the genus {Cucumis}, esp. {Cucumis sativus}, the unripe fruit of which is eaten either fresh or picked. Also, similar plants or fruits of several other genera. See below. [1913 Webster]

{Bitter cucumber} (Bot.), the {Citrullus Colocynthis} syn. {Cucumis Colocynthis}. See {Colocynth}.

{Cucumber beetle.} (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small, black flea-beetle ({Crepidodera cucumeris}), which destroys the leaves of cucumber, squash, and melon vines. (b) The squash beetle.

{Cucumber tree}. (a) A large ornamental or shade tree of the genus {Magnolia} {(Magnolia acuminata)}, so called from a slight resemblance of its young fruit to a small cucumber. (b) An East Indian plant ({Averrhoa Bilimbi}) which produces the fruit known as bilimbi.

{Jamaica cucumber}, {Jerusalem cucumber}, the prickly-fruited gherkin ({Cucumis Anguria}).

{Snake cucumber}, a species ({Cucumis flexuosus}) remarkable for its long, curiously-shaped fruit.

{Squirting cucumber}, a plant ({Ecbalium Elaterium}) whose small oval fruit separates from the footstalk when ripe and expels its seeds and juice with considerable force through the opening thus made. See {Elaterium}.

{Star cucumber}, a climbing weed ({Sicyos angulatus}) with prickly fruit. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sicyos angulatus — kampuotoji rietena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Sicyos angulatus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Sicyos angulatus angl. bur cucumber šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Sicyos angulatus — ID 77907 Symbol Key SIAN Common Name oneseed burr cucumber Family Cucurbitaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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  • bur cucumber — 1. a climbing vine, Sicyos angulatus, of the gourd family, of eastern and midwestern North America, having leaves with pointed lobes, small white or greenish flowers, and clusters of prickly fruits. 2. the fruit of this plant. * * * ▪ plant  any… …   Universalium

  • bur-cucumber — kampuotoji rietena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Sicyos angulatus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Sicyos angulatus angl. bur cucumber šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • kampuotoji rietena — statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Sicyos angulatus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Sicyos angulatus angl. bur cucumber šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2005 m.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bur cucumber — noun 1. : a herbaceous vine (Sicyos angulatus) of the United States naturalized in Europe 2. : gherkin 1 * * * 1. a climbing vine, Sicyos angulatus, of the gourd family, of eastern and midwestern North America, having leaves with pointed lobes,… …   Useful english dictionary

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