Last modified on 24 May 2014, at 13:50

cucurbitaceous

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cucurbita (gourd).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cucurbitaceous (comparative more cucurbitaceous, superlative most cucurbitaceous)

  1. Pertaining to the gourd family, including cucumbers, pumpkins etc.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      On he goes, gabbing, gabbing, recipes for preparing beets in a hundred tasty ways, or such cucurbitaceous improbabilities as Ernest Pudding’s Gourd Surprise