buffalo gourd


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Noun1.buffalo gourd - perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruitbuffalo 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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Joe fabricated yucca, bunch grass and buffalo gourd vines to add to the realism.
During the program, we tested two new, low-insecticide baits that use either a watermelon juice ingredient or wild buffalo gourd root powder because both contain cucurbitacins that act as feeding stimulants to adult rootworm beetles.
In contrast, insects have to contact the cucurbitacin in buffalo gourd and the bitter melon before they feed on it.
Buffalo Gourd (Cucurbita foetidissima) is widely spread throughout the Southwestern United States and can be found in remote deserts and in urban vacant lots.
For example, plants such as the grainy and leafy amaranth from the Andes region of South America, as well as the edible tubers of the buffalo gourd found in Mexico and the southwestern United States, display rapid growth, especially in arid or drought-stricken areas.