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  • pertaining to the gourd family, including cucumbers, pumpkins etc.
         *1973: On he goes, gabbing, gabbing, recipes for preparing beets in a hundred tasty ways, or such cucurbitaceous improbabilities as Ernest Pudding's Gourd Surprise — Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cu*cur`bi*ta"ceous (-b&ibreve;*tā"shŭs), a. [Cf. F. cucurbitacé.] (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a family of plants of which the cucumber, melon, and gourd are common examples.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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