Definition of Armenian cucumber in English:

Armenian cucumber


  • A variety of melon, Cucumis melo var. flexuosus, whose green-skinned, very elongated and often curled or bent fruit is deeply ridged lengthwise and has pale, mild-tasting flesh which is used like that of the cucumber.

    This melon may have originated in Armenia but is more widely cultivated as a vegetable elsewhere, especially in the Middle East and North America.


1950s; earliest use found in Organic Gardening & Farming.