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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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|Noun||1.||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
genus Bryonia - climbing perennial herbs: bryony
genus Luffa - dishcloth gourds