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A '''cucumber''' is a plant of the gourd family, akin to squash.  It propagates as a ground-creeping vine which then uses tendrils to climb up more sturdy plants (or stands, like trellis).  It produces a roughly cylindrical fruit up to 60 cm long.  The fruit is generally eaten green (unripe) as its yellow, ripe form is far more bitter.  Technically it is a fruiting plant rather than a vegetable, as it develops its seed enclosed and from a flower.
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A '''cucumber''' is a [[plant]] of the gourd family, akin to squash.  It propagates as a ground-creeping vine which then uses tendrils to climb up more sturdy plants (or stands, like trellis).  It produces a roughly cylindrical [[fruit]] up to 60 cm long.  The fruit is generally eaten green (unripe) as its yellow, ripe form is far more bitter.  Technically it is a fruiting plant rather than a [[vegetable]], as it develops its seed enclosed and from a flower.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:08, 13 May 2009

A cucumber is a plant of the gourd family, akin to squash. It propagates as a ground-creeping vine which then uses tendrils to climb up more sturdy plants (or stands, like trellis). It produces a roughly cylindrical fruit up to 60 cm long. The fruit is generally eaten green (unripe) as its yellow, ripe form is far more bitter. Technically it is a fruiting plant rather than a vegetable, as it develops its seed enclosed and from a flower.


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