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Related to gourd: gourd family
hard-shelled fruit of a plant: The colorful bowls were made of gourds.
Not to be confused with:
gored – pierced with a horn: The bullfighter was gored; a triangular piece of material: a gored skirt
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1. Any of several trailing or climbing cucurbit plants bearing fruits with a hard rind, especially Lagenaria siceraria and a variety of Cucurbita pepo.
a. The fruit of such a plant, sometimes of unusual shape or color.
b. The dried and hollowed-out shell of one of these fruits, often used as a container or as a decorative object.
off/out of (one's) gourd Slang
Very foolish; crazy.
[Middle English gourde, from Anglo-Norman, ultimately from Latin cucurbita.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Plants) the fruit of any of various cucurbitaceous or similar plants, esp the bottle gourd and some squashes, whose dried shells are used for ornament, drinking cups, etc
3. (Plants) a bottle or flask made from the dried shell of the bottle gourd
4. (Ceramics) a small bottle shaped like a gourd
[C14: from Old French gourde, ultimately from Latin cucurbita]
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gourd(gɔrd, goʊrd, gʊərd)
1. the hard-shelled fruit of any plant belonging to the gourd family, esp. of the genus Cucurbita, made into bowls, ladles, etc.
2. a plant bearing such a fruit.
3. a dried and excavated gourd shell used as a bottle, dipper, flask, etc.Idioms:
out of or off one's gourd, Slang. out of one's mind; crazy.
[1275–1325; Middle English gourd(e), courde < Anglo-French (Old French cöorde) < Latin cucurbita]
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|Noun||1.||gourd - bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd|
bottle - a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
|2.||gourd - any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds|
calabash - round gourd of the calabash tree
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
|3.||gourd - any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds|
Cucurbitaceae, family Cucurbitaceae, gourd family - a family of herbaceous vines (such as cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin)
buffalo gourd, calabazilla, Cucurbita foetidissima, Missouri gourd, prairie gourd vine, wild pumpkin, prairie gourd - perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruit
melon vine, melon - any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
Ecballium elaterium, exploding cucumber, squirting cucumber, touch-me-not - Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched
bottle gourd, Lagenaria siceraria, calabash - Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits
balsam apple, Momordica balsamina - a tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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gourd[gʊəd] N → calabaza f
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gourd[gʊəd] n → zucca
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gourd(guəd) , ((American) go:rd) noun
a type of large fruit, or the plant on which it grows. komkommer, karkoer يَقْطين، قَرع кратуна cabaça tykev der Flaschenkürbis græskar κολοκύθαcalabaza pudelkõrvits هر گیاهی از تیره کدو kurkkukasvi gourdeדלעת कद्दू के वर्ग की सब्जी sušena tikva (dísz)tök labu grasker (frutto delle cucurbitacee) ひょうたん 박과(科) 열매의 총칭 moliūgas (pudeļveida) ķirbis labu pompoengresskardynia اونورو شيانو په حيث كار ځنې اخلى، داّبيارۍ كډو cabaça tigvă тыква бутылочная tekvica buča tikva pumpa น้ำเต้า su kabağı 葫蘆 гарбуз پیٹھا، گھیا، لوکی quả bầu; quả bí 葫芦
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