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loo·fahor loo·fa (lo͞o′fə) also luf·fa (lo͞o′fə, lŭf′ə)
1. Any of several tropical cucurbit vines of the genus Luffa native to Asia, having cylindrical fruit with a fibrous, spongelike interior.
2. The dried, fibrous part of the loofah fruit, used as a washing sponge or as a filter. Also called dishcloth gourd, vegetable sponge.
[Arabic lūfa, singulative of lūf.]
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|Noun||1.||loofa - the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer|
dishcloth gourd, rag gourd, sponge gourd, strainer vine, luffa - any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge