Definition of Cucumis

1. Noun. Cucumbers; muskmelons.




Definition of Cucumis

1. n. A genus of plants including the cucumber, melon, and same kinds of gourds.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cucumis

Cuban red macaw
Cuban red macaws
Cuban sandwich
Cuban sandwiches
Cuban spinach
Cubanism
Cubans
Cubist
Cubists
Cubs
Cuca
Cuculidae
Cuculiformes
Cuculus
Cuculus canorus
Cucumis
Cucumis melo
Cucumis melo cantalupensis
Cucumis melo inodorus
Cucumis melo reticulatus
Cucumis sativus
Cucurbita
Cucurbita foetidissima
Cucurbita maxima
Cucurbita maxima turbaniformis
Cucurbita mixta
Cucurbita moschata
Cucurbita pepo
Cucurbita pepo melopepo

Literary usage of Cucumis

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1. Ctenophores of the Atlantic Coast of North America by Alfred Goldsborough Mayer (1912)
"In September, 1910, I visited Newfoundland in order to examine a sufficiently large number of B. cucumis to be assured that it is actually specifically ..."

2. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"cucumis. A genus of plante belonging to he и at. order ... The Indian species of cucumis are С. integrifolius. С. meló. С. momordica. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... species cucumis châle (cf. Arab, qith- tAa), indigenous in Egypt; C. sativus is also extensively cultivated in Palestine. Cummin, Heb. kamman, Arab, ..."

4. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"(cucumis melo, Linn.) "We remember...the cucumbers and the melons."—NUM. xi. ... The plant referred to is the cucumis melo of botanists, the common melon; ..."

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