cucumber tree
noun Date: circa 1782 a magnolia (Magnolia acuminata) of the eastern United States having fruit resembling a small cucumber

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  • Cucumber tree — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cucumber tree — ☆ cucumber tree n. an American magnolia tree (Magnolia acuminata) with large, greenish flowers and fruit resembling a small cucumber …   English World dictionary

  • Cucumber tree — (or Cucumbertree) may refer to: Averrhoa bilimbi, a tree native to South east Asia Dendrosicyos socotrana, a tree native to Socotra Magnolia acuminata, a tree native to the north eastern United States This page is an index of articles on plant… …   Wikipedia

  • cucumber tree — noun American deciduous magnolia having large leaves and fruit like a small cucumber • Syn: ↑Magnolia acuminata • Hypernyms: ↑magnolia * * * noun 1. : any of several American magnolias (especially Magnolia acuminata) havi …   Useful english dictionary

  • cucumber-tree — agurkinė magnolija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Magnolijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Magnolia acuminata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Magnolia acuminata angl. blue magnolia; cucumber magnolia; cucumber… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cucumber-tree — agurkinė averoja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiškiakopūstinių šeimos vaisinis kultūrinis augalas (Averrhoa bilimbi). atitikmenys: lot. Averrhoa bilimbi angl. bilimbi; cucumber tree vok. Bilimbi; Bilimbibaum; Gurkenbaum rus. аверройя… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cucumber-tree — averoja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiškiakopūstinių (Oxalidaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Averrhoa). atitikmenys: lot. Averrhoa angl. cucumber tree vok. Gurkenbaum rus. аверройя lenk. oskomian …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • cucumber tree — /ˈkjukʌmbə ˌtri/ (say kyoohkumbuh .tree) noun 1. any of several American magnolias, especially Magnolia acuminata. 2. any of certain other trees, as an East Asian tree of the genus Averrhoa …   Australian English dictionary

  • cucumber tree — 1. any of several American magnolias, esp. Magnolia acuminata, having ovate leaves, yellowish green bell shaped flowers, and dark red, conelike fruit. 2. any of certain other trees, as an East Indian tree of the genus Averrhoa. [1775 85, Amer.;… …   Universalium

  • cucumber tree — cu′cumber tree n. pln any of several American magnolias, esp. Magnolia acuminata, having dark red conelike fruit • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

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