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Zucchini vs. Cucumber

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Zucchininoun

A courgette; a variety of squash, Cucurbita pepo, which bears edible fruit.

Cucumbernoun

A vine in the gourd family, Cucumis sativus.

Zucchininoun

The edible fruit of this variety of squash.

Cucumbernoun

The edible fruit of this plant, having a green rind and crisp white flesh.

Zucchininoun

marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small

Cucumbernoun

A creeping plant, and its fruit, of several species of the genus Cucumis, esp. Cucumis sativus, the unripe fruit of which is eaten either fresh or picked. Also, similar plants or fruits of several other genera. See below.

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Zucchininoun

small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green

Cucumbernoun

a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit

Zucchini

The zucchini ( (listen); plural: zucchini or zucchinis), courgette (; plural: courgettes) or baby marrow (Cucurbita pepo) is a summer squash, a vining herbaceous plant whose fruit are harvested when their immature seeds and epicarp (rind) are still soft and edible. It is closely related, but not identical, to the marrow; its fruit may be called marrow when mature.

Cucumbernoun

cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons

Cucumber

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely-cultivated creeping vine plant in the Cucurbitaceae gourd family that bears usually cylindrical fruits, which are used as vegetables. Considered an annual plant, there are three main varieties of cucumber — slicing, pickling, and burpless/seedless — within which several cultivars have been created.

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