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luf·fa

 (lo͞o′fə, lŭf′ə)
n.
Variant of loofah.
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luffa

(ˈlʌfə)
n
1. (Plants) any tropical climbing plant of the cucurbitaceous genus Luffa, esp the dishcloth gourd
2. (Plants) US another name for loofah
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loo•fah

or loo•fa

(ˈlu fə)

also luffa



n., pl. -fahs or -fas.
1.
a. any of several tropical vines of the genus Luffa, of the gourd family, bearing large elongated fruit.
b. the fruit of such a vine.
2. the dried fibrous interior of this fruit, used as a sponge.
[1860–65; < New Latin Luffa < Arabic lūf]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.luffa - the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffaluffa - 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
2.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
genus Luffa - dishcloth gourds
Luffa cylindrica, vegetable sponge, loofah - the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit
angled loofah, Luffa acutangula, sing-kwa - loofah of Pakistan; widely cultivated throughout tropics
loofa, loofah, loufah sponge, luffa - the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Translations

luffa

[ˈlʌfə] N (US) → esponja f de lufa
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([dagger]) PKC: Palm kernel meal + LGSM: Loofah Gourd Seed Meal Table 2: Proximate composition and some anti-nutritional factors of hulled Loffah Gourd Seed Coefficient of variation Parameters Hull (CV) % Dry matter 95.65 [+ or -] 0.02 3.51 (%) Crude protein 25.59 [+ or -] 0.02 5.90 (%) Crude fat 25.64 [+ or -] 0.02 7.80 (%) Crude fibre 6.50 [+ or -] 0.02 23.51 (%) Carbohydrate 30.62 [+ or -] 0.12 37.57 (%) Ash 7.32 [+ or -] 0.11 1.50 (%) Tannin 0.36 [+ or -] 0.01 6.93 (%) Phytin 0.09 [+ or -] 0.02 3.90 Phosphorous (mg/g) Phytic acid 0.33 [+ or -] 0.08 5.80 (mg/g) Oxalate 2.93 [+ or -] 0.01 3.51 (mg/g) Data expressed as mean [+ or -] SD.