The cucumber or cucumis sativus is a widery cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine which bears cylindrical edible fruit when ripe. We wanted to take the day to give you a quick language lesson. Try saying “cucumber” in these different languages:
Spanish - pepino
German – gurke
French – concombre
When you’ve mastered all of these words, try them out in the following recipes:
Spanish Cucumber Salad from About.com is a perfect dish for a warm day – light, tasty and refreshing!
Gurkensalat from AllRecipes.com is a traditional German favorite.
This French cucumber recipe from Food.com was a favorite of legendary chef Julia Child.