Origin of cucumber
Examples from the Web for cucumber
Try explaining what a cucumber tastes like to a 19th century Inuit.
Together, we decide that the drink should be called a Cucumber Superlative.
“That scallop dish is just a raw scallop with a grilled cucumber and cucumber vinaigrette,” said McGarry.Meet Flynn McGarry: America’s Next Great Chef Is 14 Years Old|Jace Lacob|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Basil, cucumber, mangoes, the cooing of turtledoves on torrid afternoons, the screech of buses coming to a sudden halt.
Cucumber Sangria Usually sangria is made with just fruit, but we love to add sliced cucumber for a mellower flavor.
They are used for pickling, and by many are considered superior to the Cucumber, or any other vegetable employed for the purpose.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America|Fearing Burr
Re-warm the cucumber by placing it in the oven, pour the sauce over, and serve.
Everywhere the rhododendron was bloom-loaded, and the large-petaled flower of the "cucumber tree" spread its waxen whiteness.A Pagan of the Hills|Charles Neville Buck
There are some people who live in this world as a cucumber grows in a garden.Rosemary and Rue|Amber
Slice the cucumber and beetroot, and fry them separately in half an ounce of butter for about five minutes.
British Dictionary definitions for cucumber
Word Origin for cucumber
Word Origin and History for cucumber
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.
Idioms and Phrases with cucumber
see cool as a cucumber.