the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A vegetable very plentiful in the East, especially in Egypt, Numbers 11:5 , where they are esteemed delicacies, and form a great part of the food of the lower class of people, especially during the hot months. The Egyptian cucumber is similar in form to ours, but larger, being usually a foot in length. It is described by Hasselquist as greener, smoother, softer, sweeter, and more digestible than our cucumber.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Cucumber'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ats/​c/cucumber.html. 1859.