cucumber

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Synonyms for cucumber

a melon vine of the genus Cucumis

cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable

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That day the floor was covered with garden things, drying for winter; corn and beans and fat yellow cucumbers.
Before we left, Peter put ripe cucumbers into a sack for Mrs.
Before him stood the orderly with a tray of brandy and salted cucumbers.
Yes, Nicholas, my dear,' replied Mrs Nickleby in a very serious tone; 'his cucumbers over our wall.
Then, there are the presents which come pouring over the wall every day, and very fine they certainly are, very fine; we had one of the cucumbers at dinner yesterday, and think of pickling the rest for next winter.
You know, there is no language of vegetables, which converts a cucumber into a formal declaration of attachment.
It consists of a stuffed cucumber, and the stuffing is to be made of these pearls.
The Sultan, noticing that his favourite dish of cucumber was placed before him, proceeded to help himself to it, and was amazed to and that the stuffing was of pearls.
Sire," replied the bird, before either the princes or the princess could speak, "surely your Highness cannot be so surprised at beholding a cucumber stuffed with pearls, when you believed without any difficulty that the Sultana had presented you, instead of children, with a dog, a cat, and a log of wood.
I tell you," cried the American in the utmost excitement, "I was as cool as a cucumber.
These two girls had been above an hour in the place, happily employed in visiting an opposite milliner, watching the sentinel on guard, and dressing a salad and cucumber.
The point, that he had eaten cucumber for supper, was divulged in the last line and was greeted with laughter, a little forced because everyone knew the poem well, but loud and long.
De Ville was in a pretty mess--I helped to scrape him off; but he was cool as a cucumber and made no threats at all.
The girl of twelve is self-contained and as cool as the proverbial cucumber, while her brother of twenty stammers and stutters by her side.
You always look as cool as a cucumber, Anne, dearie.