Is a cucumber a melon?
The Cucurbitaceae plant family, also referred to as cucurbits, comprises about 100 genera and 700 species of vining plants, including cucumbers, watermelons, gourds, pumpkins, muskmelons and squash.
SOOOO... is a cucumber a melon or a melon a gourd?
- frankLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
A cucumber does not ripen to sweetness, therefore, it is not a melon. And a melon is not a cucumber for the same reason.
Cucumber does not ripen to sweetness>>>>>>>>>>>not a melon.
Melon ripens to sweetness>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> not a cucumber.
- Anonymous6 months ago
In a manner of speaking.
- BenLv 56 months ago
They are all Cucurbits. That is all.
A cucumber is no more a melon or a melon a gourd than a tomato is a potato, or a potato a bell pepper.
- 6 months ago
None of the above. It's an unfinished pickle.
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- Kt SkycatLv 76 months ago
Both, actually. It is BOTh a melon AND a gourd from the same family line.