bottle gourd


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bottle gourd

n.
1. An annual cucurbit vine (Lagenaria siceraria) with white flowers, widely cultivated for its smooth hard-shelled fruits.
2. The dried and hollowed-out shell of one of these fruits, often used as a container, a drinking utensil, a musical instrument, or a decorative object. In both senses also called calabash.

bottle gourd

n
1. (Plants) an Old World cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Lagenaria siceraria, having large hard-shelled gourds as fruits
2. (Plants) the fruit of this plant
Also called: calabash

bot′tle gourd`


n.
a hard-shelled gourd, Lagenariasiceraria, whose dried shell is used for bowls and other utensils.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bottle gourd - Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits
gourd vine, gourd - any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds
genus Lagenaria, Lagenaria - bottle gourds
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