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A creeping annual plant species of the CUCURBITACEAE family. It has a rough succulent, trailing stem and hairy leaves with three to five pointed lobes. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

First recorded in the Himalayan foothills of India, Cucumber has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. This long, cylindrical, green-skinned fruit of the gourd family has edible seeds surrounded by a mild, crisp flesh. Leading countries in the growing of Cucumbers include Britain, China, India, Iraq, Java, Kurdistan, Turkey, and Venezuela.

Cucumber can induce symptoms of food allergy in sensitised individuals. Anaphylaxis due to Cucumber is rare but has been reported. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)
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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 黄瓜
Synonyms: 胡瓜;葫芦科;香瓜属;黄瓜藤
fr-CA French (Canada) Cucumis sativus
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Kurk
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Pepinillo (Cucumis sativus)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Cucumis sativus
Synonyms: Cetriolo (Cucumis sativus)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Cucumis sativus
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Cucumis sativus
Synonyms: Огурец обыкновенный (Cucumis sativus)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Cucumis sativus
Synonyms: komkommer
fr-BE French (Belgium) Cucumis sativus
Synonyms: Concombre, f244