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African Horned Cucumber

Definition of the noun African Horned Cucumber

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African horned cucumber is the vernacular name of the Cucumis metuliferus, a species of Cucumis.

  • geographic area: North America

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Google previewA Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (2014)

by David A. Bender

The African horned cucumber is kiwano. cucumber, Indian North American perennial plant, Medeola virginiana, with a crisp edible tuber that has the aroma and flavour of cucumber. cucumber tree See BILIMBI. cucurbit A ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

English: African horned cucumber, kiwano C. myriocarpus Naud. Australia: paddy melon, gooseberry cucumber C. myriocarpus Naud. subsp. myriocarpus ( Cucumis dis- sectifolius Naud.; Cucumis merxmuelleri Suess.) English: bitter apple ...

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African Horned Cucumber

African Horned Cucumber

The African horned cucumber (Cucumis metuliferus, Cucurbitaceae) is also known as "Kiwano" in New Zealand. In Africa it grows as a weed in arable fields and it is often eaten raw, sometimes with a pinch of salt.

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