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cucumber,

n Latin name:
Cucumis sativus; parts used: fruit, seeds; uses: diuretic, anthelmintic, hypertension, hypotension, skin irritations; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; can cause heartburn. Also called
wild cucumber.
cucumber, Chinese,
n.pr Latin name:
Trichosanthes kirilowii; parts used: fruit, rind, seeds; uses: antiinflammatory, expectorant (seeds), sedative, demulcent, AIDS (fruit), cancer, ulcers, diabetes; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with con-vulsions or diarrhea; can cause fever, seizures, abortion, damage to heart, death. Also called
Chinese snake gourd, gua-lou, or
tia-hua-fen.
cucumber, squirting (skwerˑ·ting kyōōˑ·km·ber),
n Latin name:
Ecballium elaterium; part used: fruits, plant, roots; uses: pain reliever, rheumatism, induce bowel evacuation, kidney disorder, heart condition, paralysis, shingles, sinusitis; precautions: may cause skin irritation, gastroenteritis, and toxicity in large doses. Also called
cohombrillo amargo, esekhiyari, and
wild cucumber.

cucumber

Cucumis sativus.
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Before we left, Peter put ripe cucumbers into a sack for Mrs.
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.
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.
Before him stood the orderly with a tray of brandy and salted cucumbers.
You always look as cool as a cucumber, Anne, dearie.
Nor was my youth wholly destitute of radishes, but they were grown in the decent obscurity of odd kitchen garden corners and old cucumber frames, and would never have been allowed to come among the flowers.
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.
said when he was in spirits Cucumber and therefore never ate it.
as cool as a cucumber,--always looking so sure of his game