She fusses around hospitably, offering radishes, cucumbers, spring onions—and some delicious cheesecakes.
Did an Islamic cleric ban women from touching bananas and cucumbers?
We exchange CDs with Joel the carrot guy and the Japanese greens lady saves us the last bag of cucumbers.
Place the cucumbers carefully on a platter and pour the sauce around them.
Weigh them, and to every pound of cucumbers allow a pound of loaf-sugar.
The quantity of cucumbers when measured should be the same as if the larger ones had been used.
Pour it boiling on the cucumbers, and smother them as before.
Men and cucumbers are worth nothing as soon as they are ripe.
When good and in season, they have a fine silvery hue, are very firm, and have a refreshing smell like cucumbers newly cut.
She was reading a story of a little queen of England, and was calling one man in it the "Duck of cucumbers."
late 14c., from Old French cocombre (13c., Modern French concombre), from Latin cucumerem (nominative cucumis), perhaps from a pre-Italic Mediterranean language. The Latin word also is the source of Italian cocomero, Spanish cohombro, Portuguese cogombro. Replaced Old English eorþæppla (plural), literally "earth-apples."
Cowcumber was common form 17c.-18c., and that pronunciation lingered into 19c. Planted as a garden vegetable by 1609 by Jamestown colonists. Phrase cool as a cucumber (c.1732) embodies ancient folk knowledge confirmed by science in 1970: inside of a field cucumber on a warm day is 20 degrees cooler than the air temperature.
(Heb. plur. kishshuim; i.e., "hard," "difficult" of digestion, only in Num. 11:5). This vegetable is extensively cultivated in the East at the present day, as it appears to have been in earlier times among the Hebrews. It belongs to the gourd family of plants. In the East its cooling pulp and juice are most refreshing. "We need not altogether wonder that the Israelites, wearily marching through the arid solitudes of the Sinaitic peninsula, thought more of the cucumbers and watermelons of which they had had no lack in Egypt, rather than of the cruel bondage which was the price of these luxuries." Groser's Scripture Natural History. Isaiah speaks of a "lodge" (1:8; Heb. sukkah), i.e., a shed or edifice more solid than a booth, for the protection throughout the season from spring to autumn of the watchers in a "garden of cucumbers."