Definition of Genus Cucumis
1. Noun. Cucumbers; muskmelons.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Cucurbitaceae, Family Cucurbitaceae, Gourd Family
Member holonyms: Cucumis Melo, Muskmelon, Sweet Melon, Sweet Melon Vine, Cucumber, Cucumber Vine, Cucumis Sativus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cucumis
Literary usage of Genus Cucumis
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... well-determined and eight doubtful species of the genus Cucumis. Of one of these, ... have been referred to the genus Cucumis. ..."
2. Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy: Comprising Such Terms in Botany by William Humble (1843)
"All the parts of these fruits so closely resemble those of various members of the recent genus Cucumis, both in their outward form and their internal ..."
3. Practical Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Otis William Caldwell (1911)
"... and the cucumber belong to a third genus ( Cucumis) and are modified forms of two southern Asiatic species. ..."
4. Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle (1886)
"The paper which he published in 1859, in the Annales des Sciences Naturelles, 4th series, vol. ii., on the genus Cucumis, is as remarkable as that on the ..."
5. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"We were so fortunate as to meet with it in flower, and also with ripened fruit. It has the acutely margined seed of the genus cucumis, but in other respects ..."
6. Foundations of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen (1901)
"[Other varieties of the genus Cucumis are the muskmelon, cantaloupe, and nutmeg melon. Other commonly cultivated genera are Citrullus, the watermelon, ..."