Cucumis Anguria
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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  • Cucumis anguria — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicot …   Wikipedia

  • Cucumis anguria — antilinis melionas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos vaisinis kultūrinis augalas (Cucumis anguria). atitikmenys: lot. Cucumis anguria; Cucumis anguria var. anguria; Cucumis anguria var. longipes; Cucumis longipes angl. bur… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Cucumis anguria — ID 23570 Symbol Key CUAN Common Name West Indian gherkin Family Cucurbitaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, FL, GA, MA, MT, NY, OR, PR, TX, VI, WA Growth Habit Vine,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Cucumis Anguria — L. West Indian gherkin (E). The young fruits are eaten boiled or pickled …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • CUCUMIS ANGURIA L. - АНГУРИЯ, ОГУРЕЦ АНТИЛЬСКИЙ — см. 915. Однолетнее растение. С. anguria L. Ангурия, О. антильский Sp. pl. (1753) 1011. Cogniaux, Harms (1924) 148. Пангало (1928) 61, рис. Bailey 1 (1930) 907, 908, f. S y n. [К var. anguria] Cucumis echinatus Moench; C. parviflorus Salisb.; C.… …   Справочник растений

  • Cucumis anguria var. anguria — antilinis melionas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos vaisinis kultūrinis augalas (Cucumis anguria). atitikmenys: lot. Cucumis anguria; Cucumis anguria var. anguria; Cucumis anguria var. longipes; Cucumis longipes angl. bur… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Cucumis anguria var. longipes — antilinis melionas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos vaisinis kultūrinis augalas (Cucumis anguria). atitikmenys: lot. Cucumis anguria; Cucumis anguria var. anguria; Cucumis anguria var. longipes; Cucumis longipes angl. bur… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Cucumis anguria var. anguria — ID 23571 Symbol Key CUANA Common Name West Indian gherkin Family Cucurbitaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, MA, NY, OR, WA Growth Habit Forb/herb, Vine …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Cucumis anguria var. longaculeatus — ID 23572 Symbol Key CUANL Common Name West Indian gherkin Family Cucurbitaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, GA, MT, PR, TX, VI Growth Habit Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Cucumis anguria L. var. anguria — Symbol CUANA Common Name West Indian gherkin Botanical Family Cucurbitaceae …   Scientific plant list

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