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What vegetable looks like cucumber?

Last Updated: 31st March, 2021

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Correspondingly, what vegetable is similar to cucumber?

They include summer squash, zucchini, winter squash, mirliton, pumpkin, gourd, cucuzzi, watermelon, cantaloupe, cushaw, luffa and, of course, cucumber. All of these vegetables produce vines that run along the ground or climb.

Likewise, are cucumbers similar to zucchini? Cucumbers have a cold and waxy bumpy feeling exterior and Zucchinis have a rough and dry exterior. Cucumbers are a member of the gourd family. A cucumber is basically classified as a fruit while a zucchini on the other hand is most generally classified as a vegetable which means that it is prepared differently.

Accordingly, what vegetable looks like a zucchini?

Not to be confused with yellow squash, yellow zucchini, sometimes called golden zucchini, don't taper at the neck like summer squash. Its shape is similar to that of classic green zucchini, though its taste is a little bit sweeter.

Is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable?

By this definition, a cucumber is a fruit. It develops from the flower of the cucumber plant and contains the seeds. This also means that lots of other “vegetables” are also fruits: beans, peppers, pumpkins, okra, and of course, tomatoes.

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