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|(Bot.)||the fruit of the cucurbitaceous plant Luffa Ægyptiaca; also, the plant itself. The fruit is very fibrous, and, when separated from its rind and seeds, is used as a sponge or towel. Called also Egyptian bath sponge, and dishcloth.|
See also: Towel
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.