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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Cucumber trees had the lowest average volume, with 36.1 [ft.sup.3]/acre remaining after harvest.
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The second stand represents medium- to high-value mixed hardwood species consisting of yellow-poplar, American beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.), shagbark hickory (Carya ovata (Mill.)), black cherry, red maple, cucumber tree (Magnolia acuminata L.), sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.), red oak (Quercus rubra L.), white oak (Quercus alba L.), and hemlock (Tsuga canadensis (L.) carr.).