Meaning of cucurbitaceous in English:

cucurbitaceous

adjective

US

See cucurbit

  • ‘In cucumber, muskmelon, and other cucurbitaceous seeds, a thin envelope completely encloses the embryo.’
  • ‘When cucurbitaceous seeds germinate in an orientation such that the radicle emerges pointing downwards, two small pegs grow out from opposite sides of the transition zone between the hypocotyls and the root.’
  • ‘It is advisable to sow plants far from vegetable crops, especially cucurbitaceous plantings.’
  • ‘These studies will also help to understand why only the cucurbitaceous plants form pegs, and how the Earth's gravity affects the evolution of plants.’
  • ‘In the absence of successful control agents, ivy gourd will continue to expand its range, displacing native flora, increasing pest infestations of cucurbitaceous crops.’

Pronunciation

cucurbitaceous

/kjʊˌkəːbɪˈteɪʃəs/