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luf·fa

 (lo͞o′fə, lŭf′ə)
n.
Variant of loofah.

luffa

(ˈlʌfə)
n
1. (Plants) any tropical climbing plant of the cucurbitaceous genus Luffa, esp the dishcloth gourd
2. (Plants) US another name for loofah

loo•fah

or loo•fa

(ˈlu fə)

also luffa



n., pl. -fahs or -fas.
1.
a. any of several tropical vines of the genus Luffa, of the gourd family, bearing large elongated fruit.
b. the fruit of such a vine.
2. the dried fibrous interior of this fruit, used as a sponge.
[1860–65; < New Latin Luffa < Arabic lūf]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.luffa - the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffaluffa - the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
dishcloth gourd, rag gourd, sponge gourd, strainer vine, luffa - any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
2.luffa - any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge
genus Luffa - dishcloth gourds
Luffa cylindrica, vegetable sponge, loofah - the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit
angled loofah, Luffa acutangula, sing-kwa - loofah of Pakistan; widely cultivated throughout tropics
loofa, loofah, loufah sponge, luffa - the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
Translations

luffa

[ˈlʌfə] N (US) → esponja f de lufa
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Farm products of the village are well known in local markets and its vegetables, especially luffa, have become very popular in Dalbandin.
The loofah sponge (Luffa cylindrica) is a plant of the Cucurbitaceae family, presenting a very complex fibrous complex, composed of cellulose (60%), hemicellulose (30%) and lignin (10%), with its length varying from 15 cm to 1,5 m (Papanicolaou et al., 2015).
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Caption: 4 Luffa clavata, 1776-1813, Roxburgh number 1692.
The suction cups securely locks the board into place on a tile or glass wall, while the Luffa pad simply Velcro's to the Luffoliate board.
Out of that number, capsicum was stopped 21 times due to FCM, nine interceptions involved ocimum (great basil) due to leaf miners, while luffa cucumbers were stopped five times over fruit flies.Erick Ogumo,a food safety expert and the chairman of Society of Crop Agribusiness Advisers of Kenya(SOCAA), notes that the situation now calls for government intervention in terms of research and development of farmers' capacity to tackle the rising pest.