The cool, water-filled, slender, fleshy “fruit” growing on a vine. It was commonly cultivated in Egypt (Num 11:5) and Palestine as a staple of the diet. During the growing season, in order to discourage theft, the cucumber fields were guarded (Isa 1:8).

Num 11:5

5We remember the fish we used to eat in Egypt for nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic;

Isa 1:8

8And daughter Zion is left
like a booth in a vineyard,
like a shelter in a cucumber field,
like a besieged city.

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