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Definition of Bitter cucumber
Bitter cucumberBitter Bit"ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel.
bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E.
bite. See Bite, v. t.]
1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of
wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine;
bitter as aloes.
2. Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe;
as, a bitter cold day.
3. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind;
It is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast
forsaken the Lord thy God. --Jer. ii. 19.
4. Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh;
stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.
Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against
them. --Col. iii.
5. Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.
The Egyptians . . . made their lives bitter with
hard bondage. --Ex. i. 14.
Bitter apple, Bitter cucumber, Bitter gourd. (Bot.) See
Bitter cress (Bot.), a plant of the genus Cardamine, esp.
Bitter earth (Min.), tale earth; calcined magnesia.
Bitter principles (Chem.), a class of substances, extracted
from vegetable products, having strong bitter taste but
with no sharply defined chemical characteristics.
Bitter salt, Epsom salts; magnesium sulphate.
Bitter vetch (Bot.), a name given to two European
leguminous herbs, Vicia Orobus and Ervum Ervilia.
To the bitter end, to the last extremity, however
Syn: Acrid; sharp; harsh; pungent; stinging; cutting; severe;
acrimonious. Bitter cucumberCucumber Cu"cum*ber (k?`k?m-b?r, formerly kou"k?m-b?r), n.[OE.
cucumer, cocumber, cucumber, fr. L. cucmis, gen. cucumeris;
cf. OF. cocombre,F. concombre.] (Bot.)
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.
Bitter cucumber (Bot.), the Citrullus or Cucumis
Colocynthis. See Colocynth.
Cucumber beetle. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small, black flea-beetle (Crepidodera cucumeris),
which destroys the leaves of cucumber, squash, and melon
(b) The squash beetle.
(a) A large ornamental or shade tree of the genus Magnolia
(M. acuminata), so called from a slight resemblance of
its young fruit to a small cucumber.
(b) An East Indian plant (Averrhoa Bilimbi) which produces
the fruit known as bilimbi.
Jamaica cucumber, Jerusalem cucumber, the prickly-fruited
gherkin (Cucumis Anguria).
Snake cucumber, a species (Cucumis flexuosus) remarkable
for its long, curiously-shaped fruit.
Squirting cucumber, a plant (Ecbalium Elaterium) whose
small oval fruit separates from the footstalk when ripe
and expels its seeds and juice with considerable force
through the opening thus made. See Elaterium.
Star cucumber, a climbing weed (Sicyos angulatus) with
Meaning of Bitter cucumber from wikipedia
colocynthis, with many common names including
apple, bitter cu****ber
gourd, egusi, vine of Sodom, or wild...
(Cu****is sativus) is a widely cultivated plant
in the gourd
family, Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping
vine that bears
- bumpless. It has no bitterness
and the fruit
is almost always
peeling. It is also sometimes called
a "gutah". Armenian cu****bers
for sale The Armenian...
- to cu****bers being referred
to as "white pickles". Often infected cu****bers
. In celery, CMV can cause streaking
and can be often...
in texture, similar
bell pepper, but bitter
. The skin is tender
and edible. Seeds
and pith appear...
- used in Arabian pharmacy
for the purgative extract
of colocynth, or Bitter Cu****ber
(Citrullus colocynthis). The Troches
of Alhandal, or Trochisci
- The striped cu****ber beetle
(Acalymma vittatum) is a beetle
of the family Chrysomelidae
and a serious
pest of cucurbit crops
in both larval
by June and July. Cu****ber Muskmelon Watermelon Bitter gourd Pumpkin Kharif
crop Rabi crop Agriculture
elaterium, also called
the squirting cu****ber
or exploding cu****ber
(but not to be confused
- peppers, white
shoots. Pickled unripe mangoes
tomatoes, guavas, jicama, bitter gourd
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