cucumber Definition

a long, thin, green-skinned vegetable with watery flesh, usually eaten raw in salads.

Using cucumber: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "cucumber" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I love to eat cucumber salad in the summer.

  • Example

    She sliced up some cucumbers for the party platter.

  • Example

    Cucumbers are a great source of hydration.

  • Example

    He added some diced cucumbers to his sandwich.

cucumber Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for cucumber

Phrases with cucumber

  • to be calm and composed even in stressful situations


    Despite the chaos around her, she remained cool as a cucumber.

  • a cucumber that has been preserved in vinegar or brine


    I prefer my sandwiches with pickle cucumbers instead of fresh ones.

  • water infused with slices of cucumber, often served as a refreshing drink


    The spa offered cucumber water to its guests as a way to stay hydrated and refreshed.


Summary: cucumber in Brief

A 'cucumber' [ˈkjuːkʌmbər] is a long, thin, green-skinned vegetable with watery flesh that is commonly eaten raw in salads. It can be used in dishes like sandwiches and is a great source of hydration. The phrase 'cool as a cucumber' describes someone who remains calm and composed in stressful situations.

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