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Fruit of Cucumis sativus, a member of the gourd family, eaten as a salad vegetable; it is 95% water. A 50‐g portion provides 0.3 g of dietary fibre and supplies 5 kcal (20 kJ). See also gherkin. The African horned cucumber is kiwano.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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