Definition of 'cucumber'
Image of 'cucumber'
© spaxiax, shutterstock
Example sentences containing 'cucumber'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Chop up some cucumber and carrots or serve with nachos for a healthy treat. The Sun (2017)Finally, you have to have a cucumber sandwich. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a real joy served with lightly pickled cucumber. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I might have toast with cheese, ham and bits of cucumber and tomato. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They had to share a cucumber sandwich. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Use a potato peeler to peel the cucumber. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Place the burgers with blue cheese and a few slices of pickled cucumbers on top. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Use thin strips of cucumber skin for the eyebrows and mouth. The Sun (2010)Some guys are cool as a cucumber. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Serve with lemon wedges and a cucumber and tomato salad on the side. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They do not spend their afternoons cutting the crusts off cucumber sandwiches. Times, Sunday Times (2006)An obituary compared her to a cucumber sandwich and a knitted jumper. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Peel cucumber and keep skin for noses and mouths. The Sun (2015)Serve with the pickled cucumber on the side and cut the remaining lime into wedges for squeezing over. The Sun (2015) Peel the cucumber and split lengthways. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was cool as a cucumber. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She snacks on cucumber and tomatoes. The Sun (2013) Peel the cucumber and slice finely. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Serve with potatoes and pickled cucumber. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Top with chicken, spring onion and cucumber. The Sun (2011)Trim the lettuces, cut into random wedges and place on top of the carrots and cucumber. The Sun (2013)Stir in the cucumber and spring onions, then leave to sit for two minutes. The Sun (2016)Serve with carrot, cucumber and pepper sticks and apple. The Sun (2012)So are you as cool as a cucumber, or about to blow? The Sun (2008)Salad, tomatoes and cucumber count towards your five a day. The Sun (2013)
Trends of 'cucumber'
Used Occasionally. cucumber is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'cucumber'
British English: cucumber /ˈkjuːˌkʌmbə/ NOUN
A cucumber is a long dark green vegetable.
...a cheese and cucumber sandwich.
- American English: cucumber
- Arabic: خِيَار
- Brazilian Portuguese: pepino
- Chinese: 黄瓜
- Croatian: krastavac
- Czech: okurka
- Danish: agurk
- Dutch: komkommer
- European Spanish: pepino
- Finnish: kurkku vihannes
- French: concombre
- German: Gurke
- Greek: αγγούρι
- Italian: cetriolo
- Japanese: キュウリ
- Korean: 오이
- Norwegian: agurk
- Polish: ogórek
- European Portuguese: pepino
- Romanian: castravete
- Russian: огурец
- Spanish: pepino
- Swedish: gurka
- Thai: แตงกวา
- Turkish: salatalık
- Ukrainian: огірок
- Vietnamese: quả dưa chuột
Definition of cucumber from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.