Cucumber, a trailing vine of the gourd family. Its green fruit -- usually long and warty with crisp, white flesh -- is sliced and eaten raw in salads, or pickled with dill or other spices and eaten as a relish.
Vegetables are plants raised for some edible part, such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers. Vegetables exclude any plant that is thought to be a fruit in the culinary sense. The term vegetable also refers to the edible part of a plant.
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