Carew, H. John Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Caruso, Frank L. Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
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A warm-season annual cucurbit (Cucumis sativus), originally native to India, which is grown for its edible, immature, fleshy fruit. The cucumber plant belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae in the order Cucurbitales; it was formerly included in the order Violales. See also: Horticultural crops; Violales
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