Emoji dictionary

🥒 Cucumber emoji

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What does 🥒 Cucumber emoji mean?  

The totally tubular cucumber emoji depicts the green fruit (yes, fruit!) with a simple illustration, usually showing a whole cuke, although a few platforms present it sliced up, exposing the seeds inside.

It’s used in relation to food and beauty products featuring cucumbers and also as a symbol for—wait for it—the penis. (Surprise, surprise.)

Related words

🥗 Green Salad emoji, 🍆 Eggplant emoji, 🍭 Lollipop emoji, 🍑 Peach emoji

Where does 🥒 Cucumber emoji come from?


Since the dawn of emoji time, phallic objects and vegetables have been reliable stand-ins for male penises. (Don’t blame us, we’re only the messenger.)

The virtues of the cucumber as they relate to food go back 3,000 years, when India, soon followed by Greece and Italy, began growing the cucumiform (shaped like a cucumber) fruit. Yes, it’s a fruit, not a vegetable, and it belongs to the gourd family, growing on vines like their cousins, squash and melons.

The emperor Tiberius (14 AD to 37 AD) reportedly loved the fruit so much that he had the plant grown year round and demanded it on his table twice daily. They were probably smaller then, more like a gherkin, which is what the cucumber emoji is modeled after today.

The cucumber emoji was approved as part of Unicode 9.0 in 2016 and added to Emoji 3.0 in 2016.


Examples of 🥒 Cucumber emoji

Nice, when you add cucumber 🥒 , lemon 🍋and strawberry 🍓 you not only speaking my language but your really making me thirsty
@TumeloTebogo, November, 2018
So I found Jevil and he sucks dirty pickles. 🥒
@Kind_Red_Soul, November, 2018
🌸digestion and weight loss: green tea 🍵 cucumber 🥒 lime 🍋 basil 🌿
@arieselfcare, November, 2018

Who uses 🥒 Cucumber emoji?

Social-media posts featuring salads, sushi rolls, and sexy pics are all places you might find the cucumber emoji. In texting, it’s as popular as the eggplant in representing male genitalia. Yeah. Along with corn cobs and baguettes.

Sorry, food! Especially when some of you just work so hard to be healthy and wholesome!

We’re pretty sure these are pickles. But a a pickle is just … a pickled cucumber, right? Fun fact lesson for the day.

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