the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary
קשאים , σικυος , cucumis, Numbers 11:5 , the fruit of a plant very common in our gardens. Tournefort mentions six kinds, of which the white and green are most esteemed. They are very plentiful in the east, especially in Egypt, and much superior to ours. Maillet, in describing the vegetables which the modern Egyptians have for food, tells us, that melons, cucumbers, and onions are the most common; and Celsius and Alpinus describe the Egyptian cucumbers as more agreeable to the taste and of more easy digestion than the European.
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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Cucumber'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​wtd/​c/cucumber.html. 1831-2.