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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: "cocombro"|
|"COCOMBRO" This comes from a document on food safety. It is a type of fruit or vegetable. Context is as follows:|
"Tal es el caso de vegetales de hoja como lechuga, col, espinaca, apio, vegetales de pulpa y bayas como tomate, COCOMBROS, fresas y toras, en las cuales sedimentos y otross contaminantes pueden alojarse entre las hojas, tallos, o espacios hidrófobos.
I think the traditional spelling is "cohombros", but I've seen cocombros more in modern usage. In Spain, anyway. Hope this helps.
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I've found **one** website that mentions this vegetable, a site on Hindu yoga cooking. The recipe this appears in, *sabji*, is simply a vergetable curry. There are all kinds of sabjis. However, from the context, I gather that this particular sabji uses a *cooking cucumber*. I have no English name for this vegetable, but can tell you that it is a short cucumber, with green and white mottled skin, fatter in the middle and rounded at the ends. When cooked, it keeps a somewhat crisp quality, and has a mild flavor somewhat reminiscent of lettuce. I know about this vegetable because I have found it in Indian shops in Pittsburgh. If you live near any such shop (I don't right now), why don't you give them a call and ask them what the hindi name is. Or just use my descriptive term, if it will be adequate. BTW, what kind of a vegetable is *tora*?
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