Missouri gourd


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Noun1.Missouri gourd - perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruitMissouri gourd - perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruit
gourd vine, gourd - any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds
Cucurbita, genus Cucurbita - type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
prairie gourd - small hard green-and-white inedible fruit of the prairie gourd plant
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In the United States, these include Cucurbita foetidissima or the Missouri gourd; Cucurbita digitata or the finger-leaved gourd; Cucurbita palmata an or the coyote melon; Cucurbita texana or Texas gourd; and the wild Cucurbita pepo.

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