cucumber tree


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Related to cucumber tree: Magnolia acuminata

cucumber tree:

see magnoliamagnolia,
common name for plants of the genus Magnolia, and for the Magnoliaceae, a family of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs, often with showy flowers. They are principally of north temperate regions with centers of distribution in Asia and E North America.
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cucumber tree

[′kyü·kəm·bər ‚trē]
(forestry)
Magnolia acuminata. A species that grows in the Appalachian and Ozark mountains and may reach a height of 80 feet (20 meters), rarely 100 feet (30 meters). The ripe fruit is red and resembles a small cucumber in shape.
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Whereas most forest types are dominated by two or three species, the mixed mesophytic harbors 80 woody species including beech, yellow poplar, basswood, sugar maple, chestnut, sweet buckeye, red oak, white oak, yellow locust, birch, black cherry, cucumber tree, white ash, red maple, sour gum, black walnut, and various hickories.
Of these, three are considered the prime commercial magnolias: southern magnolia or Magnolia grandiflora; sweetbay or Magnolia virginiana; and cucumber tree, Magnolia acuminata.