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loo·fah

or loo·fa  (lo͞o′fə) also luf·fa (lo͞o′fə, lŭf′ə)
n.
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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loofa - the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffaloofa - 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
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
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Get a full-body or foot massage monthly, give yourself a loofa or dry brush massage weekly, and train yourself to towel dry vigorously after every bath and shower.
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Nfifid oli kirjanik voi kunstnik kinnistatud asutuse juurde, millest soltus tema kui loofa karjaar nii loomingulises kui majanduslikus mottes.
Bath salts, soap with soothing sea kelp and a loofa sponge by the bath will put all tensions to rest.
One day, when Mazal was washing herself in the tub and Geula was helping her and scrubbing her back with the loofa, Sara noticed the half gold Napoleon hanging round her mother's neck on a black velvet ribbon.
Although loofa is an Old World tropical plant, it grows well in more temperate climates.
4) Roughly every three months I purchase the following: a face cream, a beauty bar, two body lotions, talcum powder, sun block, disposable razors, a multivitamin, deodorant, mouthwash, dental floss, a loofa, a pumice stone, toothpaste and brushes, contact lens fluids, shampoo and conditioners, a temporary colorant, cream bleach, astringent, assorted cosmetics, cotton balls, Q-tips, and feminine protection.
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