"Celery, cucumber, radish," he says, showing how well he's made this new place his home.
cucumber Sangria Usually sangria is made with just fruit, but we love to add sliced cucumber for a mellower flavor.
They looked up from their cucumber sandwiches and saw, 25 yards off, an enormous fin slicing the water.
Try explaining what a cucumber tastes like to a 19th century Inuit.
Together, we decide that the drink should be called a cucumber Superlative.
Study the flowers of the cucumber and compare them with those of the pumpkin.
Took some dinner but found nothing good but some cucumber and onion.
Put the catsup in bottles, with large mouths; as the cucumber settles, and is hard to get out.
I followed her example, and found the cucumber very refreshing.
We will suppose these plants to have been raised in a cucumber frame from seeds sown in April.
late 14c., from Old French cocombre (13c., Modern French concombre), from Latin cucumerem (nominative cucumis), perhaps from a pre-Italic Mediterranean language. The Latin word also is the source of Italian cocomero, Spanish cohombro, Portuguese cogombro. Replaced Old English eorþæppla (plural), literally "earth-apples."
Cowcumber was common form 17c.-18c., and that pronunciation lingered into 19c. Planted as a garden vegetable by 1609 by Jamestown colonists. Phrase cool as a cucumber (c.1732) embodies ancient folk knowledge confirmed by science in 1970: inside of a field cucumber on a warm day is 20 degrees cooler than the air temperature.