Latest Cucurbitaceae Stories

2009-10-21 12:25:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoy Halloween a week early at the Orange County Great Park with the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest on Saturday, October 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park. Kids under 12 can take home one free pumpkin while supplies last after enjoying a day full of spooky (but not scary!) activities. Along with pumpkin picking and decorating as well as master pumpkin carving demonstrations, the Pumpkin Harvest includes a petting...

2009-10-14 14:15:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Balloon is already dressed for Halloween. The giant flying jack-o'-lantern signals the arrival of the second annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest, a Halloween celebration and food drive benefiting the Orange County Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank. As kids and adults alike enjoy Halloween activities, a petting zoo, pumpkin carving and a costume parade, they also have the opportunity to bring non-perishable...

2009-10-04 14:07:54

A Pennsylvania man whose 1,040.5-pound pumpkin won the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Clarence, N.Y., says lots of water is the key to his success. Mike Matto, of Bradford, Pa., came out on top of the 27th annual World Pumpkin Confederation competition at the Clarence Fall Festival, defeating his nearest pumpkin rivals by 75 pounds, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News said Sunday. Despite its winning weight, Matto's pumpkin fell short of the 1,075-pound pumpkin that earned Clarence resident Karl Haist a...

2009-10-04 12:01:28

Farmers in eastern U.S. states like Massachusetts and Maine are seeing limited pumpkin crops due to bad weather in 2009, industry officials say. Lauchlin Titus, Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association president, said while states to the west have enjoyed successful pumpkin crops this year, New England farmers are facing tough times, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. It's been such a horrible growing season,'' Titus said. The growers I've talked to do not remember a year as bad as...

2009-09-17 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline, today announced new fall seasonal menus that offer travelers a varied, upscale selection of fresh meal and snack options at any time during their flight. Virgin America is the only airline in the U.S. with a touch-screen seatback menu (Red(TM)) that allows guests to order what they want, when they want it, during a flight. Virgin America has captured a list of travel industry best-in-class awards for...

2009-08-31 09:04:43

Melon Acres Inc. of Oaktown, Ind., announced the recall of cantaloupes distributed through Farm-Wey Produce of Lakeland, Fla., due to possible contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the cantaloupes might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, which can cause series and sometimes fatal infections. The company said the recalled cantaloupes were shipped to Aldi's Supermarket in Greenwood, Ind., and to Meijer Supermarkets in Lansing and Newport, Mich., and Tipp City, Ohio.

2009-08-16 13:53:26

A 1,145-pound pumpkin from the Kentucky Pumpkin Mafia came in first place at the Giant Pumpkin Contest at the Indiana State Fair Sunday, officials said. The Indianapolis Star reported John Van Hook, 42, of Somerset Kentucky grew the winning pumpkin. Van Hook's brother, a fellow pumpkin grower, also attended the Indianapolis fair sporting a hat emblazoned with Kentucky Pumpkin Mafia. It was the second year in a row Kentuckians won top awards at the Indiana fair. Kentuckians have some...

2009-07-21 19:35:00

MU researchers extract starch grains from gourd and squash artifacts and learn about ancient feastThe party was over more than 4,000 years ago, but the remnants still remain in the gourds and squashes that served as dishware. For the first time, University of Missouri researchers have studied the residues from gourds and squash artifacts that date back to 2200 B.C. and recovered starch grains from manioc, potato, chili pepper, arrowroot and algarrobo. The starches provide clues about the...

2009-07-01 06:11:45

Strangely shaped fruits and vegetables, such as bendy cucumbers and knobbly carrots, will be allowed back into European supermarkets on July 1. On Tuesday, EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel stated that the regulations on the shape of produce were an example of "unnecessary red tape." "We don't need to regulate this sort of thing at EU level. It is far better to leave it to market operators. July 1 marks the return to our shelves of the curved cucumber and the knobbly carrot,"...

2009-06-29 07:30:00

RIDGEWOOD, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer would hardly be summer without watermelon, right? The National Watermelon Association of the US thinks so. On July 4th, in celebration of our Nation's birthday and National Watermelon Month, The National Watermelon Association will join Pathmark, Sweet Mama Produce, The Wumblers and numerous additional corporate sponsors in hosting the largest, nationally organized watermelon seed spitting competition for kids in the Northeast held at Six...

Latest Cucurbitaceae Reference Libraries

Tubular Sea Cucumber, Holothuria tubulosa
2013-01-28 12:53:49

Image Caption: Holothuria tubulosa. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The tubular sea cucumber (Holothuria tubulosa), commonly known as the cotton-spinner, is the type species of its genus, Holothuria. It can be found in eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, with a range that extends as far as the Bay of Biscay to the north, in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within temperate areas and is found at depths of up to 330 feet below sea level, along the sandy floor or in...

Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber, Holothuria mexicana
2013-01-28 09:53:01

Image Caption: Holothuria mexicana. Credit: Daniel Hershman / Wikipedia  (CC BY 2.0) The donkey dung sea cucumber (Holothuria mexicana) can be found in areas of the Caribbean, with a range that stretches into southern waters of Brazil. It prefers to reside in shallow waters between depths of about seven feet and sixty-six feet, in clear sandy areas located in mangroves, seagrass beds, and offshore reefs. This species can reach an average length of twenty inches. It dorsal skin is brown...

2012-06-18 06:03:49

Symbol: CILAL Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I VI    I Synonyms:   CICI2 Citrullus citrullus (L.) Karst.     CICOL2 Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. var. lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai   watermelon   CIVU3 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad.     COCI2 Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze     CUCI Cucubertia citrullus L.  ...

2012-06-18 06:03:50

Symbol: CILAC Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I PR    I Synonyms:   CIVUC2 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. var. citroides L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL, NV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-18 06:03:51

Symbol: CILAC2 Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Violales Family   Cucurbitaceae...

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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'