gourd family


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gourd′ fam`ily


n.
a plant family, Cucurbitaceae, of nonwoody vines with tendrils, having palmately lobed leaves, large yellow-to-greenish flowers, and many-seeded fleshy fruits with a hard rind.
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Noun1.gourd family - a family of herbaceous vines (such as cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin)
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Campanulales, order Campanulales - an order of plants of the subclass Asteridae including: Campanulaceae; Lobeliaceae; Cucurbitaceae; Goodeniaceae; Compositae
cucurbit - any plant of the family Cucurbitaceae
gourd vine, gourd - any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds
Cucurbita, genus Cucurbita - type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
genus Bryonia - climbing perennial herbs: bryony
Citrullus, genus Citrullus - a dicot genus of the family Cucurbitaceae including watermelons
Cucumis, genus Cucumis - cucumbers; muskmelons
Ecballium, genus Ecballium - exploding cucumber; squirting cucumber
genus Lagenaria, Lagenaria - bottle gourds
genus Luffa - dishcloth gourds
genus Momordica, Momordica - Old World tropical vine
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| Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini.
Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family which includes cucumbers, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melons.
Next, you move on to pappu (dals) that include plain and spiced versions and which can also include a range of vegetables such as cabbage, tomato and the many varieties from the gourd family.
The multinational is expecting to meet the 1,200 metric tons of this widely cultivated plant belonging to the gourd family given its ongoing first large-scale harvest set from April to May 2018.
Here, you'll find everything "pumpkin" in a grand celebration of this member of the gourd family! The festival takes pumpkins to a whole new level of fun and creativity.
Gourds afloat: a dated phylogeny reveals an Asian origin of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae) and numerous oversea dispersal events.