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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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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.
My dear mistress," replied the bird, "your cooks are very good and you can safely leave all to them, except that you must be careful to have a dish of cucumbers, stuffed with pearl sauce, served with the first course.
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.
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.
There are enclosed a few houses and slave-huts, with little courtyards and small gardens, carefully cultivated with onions, potatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, and mushrooms, of perfect flavor, growing most luxuriantly.
The count walked up and down the hall in his dressing gown, giving orders to the club steward and to the famous Feoktist, the Club's head cook, about asparagus, fresh cucumbers, strawberries, veal, and fish for this dinner.
It was by the same method that men, aping her, bred race-horses and cucumbers.
Do you mind the night I et the cucumbers and milk to make me dream?
I may instance asparagus, kidney beans, cucumbers, rhubarb, apples, pears, figs, peaches, apricots, grapes, olives, gooseberries, currants, hops, gorse for fences, and English oaks; also many kinds of flowers.
brandy for your master and cucumbers," he shouted, obviously taking pleasure in the sound of his own voice.
Before him stood the orderly with a tray of brandy and salted cucumbers.
Why, the Silvas, the whole tribe of 'em, works a hundred acres in peas, eighty in tomatoes, thirty in asparagus, ten in pie-plant, forty in cucumbers, an'--oh, stacks of other things.
The green-fingered shop owner from Grangetown in Cardiff has grown a whopping cucumber measuring more than 45 inches.