Cucurbitaceous
Cucurbitaceous Cu*cur`bi*ta"ceous (-b[i^]*t[=a]"sh[u^]s), a. [Cf. F. cucurbitac['e].] (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a family of plants of which the cucumber, melon, and gourd are common examples. [1913 Webster]

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  • cucurbitaceous — adjective /kjuːkɜːbɪˈteɪʃəs/ Pertaining to the gourd family, including cucumbers, pumpkins etc. On he goes, gabbing, gabbing, recipes for preparing beets in a hundred tasty ways, or such cucurbitaceous improbabilities as Ernest Pudding’s Gourd… …   Wiktionary

  • cucurbitaceous — /kyooh kerr bi tay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Cucurbitaceae, the gourd family of plants. Cf. gourd family. [1850 55; < NL Cucurbitace(ae) (see CUCURBIT, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cucurbitaceous — cu·cur·bi·ta·ceous …   English syllables

  • cucurbitaceous — resembling a cucumber or a squash …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • cucurbitaceous — /kjəkɜbəˈteɪʃəs/ (say kyuhkerbuh tayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Cucurbitaceae, or gourd family of plants which includes the pumpkin, cucumber, muskmelon, watermelon, etc. {Latin cucurbita gourd + aceous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cucurbitaceous — adjective of or relating to plants of the family Cucurbitaceae • Pertains to noun: ↑Cucurbitaceae • Derivationally related forms: ↑Cucurbitaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egusi — seeds are the fat and protein rich seeds of certain cucurbitaceous plants. Authorities disagree whether the word is used more properly for the seeds of the colocynth, those of a particular large seeded variety of the watermelon, or generically… …   Wikipedia

  • cu|cur|bi|tal — «kyoo KUR buh tuhl», adjective. = cucurbitaceous. (Cf. ↑cucurbitaceous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • AEgeria polistiformis — Vine Vine, n. [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See {Wine}, and cf. {Vignette}.] (Bot.) (a) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes. (b) Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ampeloglypter sesostris — Vine Vine, n. [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See {Wine}, and cf. {Vignette}.] (Bot.) (a) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes. (b) Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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