Cucumber

Lemma

Cucumber

Etichetta di dominio

AG

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The fruit of a vine (Cucumis sativus) of the gourd family that is cultivated as a garden vegetable and that has diuretic seeds. 1

Nota

Cucumber characteristic flavour of oil kept too long in hermetically sealed containers, notably in tins, attributed to formation of 2,6-nonadienal. 2

Contesto

Off flavor from prolonged storage, particularly in tin. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

/ˈkjuːkʌmbə/ 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

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Abbreviazioni

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Etimologia

Late 14c., from Old French cocombre (13c., Modern French concombre), from Latin cucumerem (nominative cucumis), perhaps from a pre-Italic Mediterranean language. The Latin word also is the source of Italian cocomero, Spanish cohombro, Portuguese cogombro. Replaced Old English eorþæppla (plural), literally "earth-apples."
Cowcumber was common form 17c.-18c., and that pronunciation lingered into 19c. Planted as a garden vegetable by 1609 by Jamestown colonists. Phrase cool as a cucumber (c. 1732) embodies ancient folk knowledge confirmed by science in 1970: inside of a field cucumber on a warm day is 20 degrees cooler than the air temperature. 5

Etichetta di paese

GB

Ente

Università di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere - dipartimento DISCLIC

Data della scheda
Thu Jan 1 01:00:10 1970
Autore
ND
Fonti

1. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cucumber/ (09/05/2017)
2. http://context.reverso.net/traduzione/inglese-italiano/flavour+of+oil (09/05/2017)
3. http://www.oliveoilsource.com/page/olive-oil-tasting-terms (09/05/2017)
4. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/cucumber (09/05/2017)
5. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=cucumber (09/05/2017)

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