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gourd

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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gourd

 (gôrd, go͝ord)
n.
1. Any of several trailing or climbing cucurbit plants bearing fruits with a hard rind, especially Lagenaria siceraria and a variety of Cucurbita pepo.
2.
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.
Idiom:
off/out of (one's) gourd Slang
Very foolish; crazy.

[Middle English gourde, from Anglo-Norman, ultimately from Latin cucurbita.]
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gourd

(ɡʊəd)
n
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
2. (Plants) any plant that bears this fruit. See also sour gourd, dishcloth gourd, calabash
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]
ˈgourdˌlike adj
ˈgourd-ˌshaped adj
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gourd

(gɔrd, goʊrd, gʊərd)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gourd - bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourdgourd - 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 rindsgourd - 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
balsam pear, Momordica charantia - tropical Old World vine with yellow-orange fruit
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Translations
يَقْطين، قَرع
tykev
græskar
kaalikalebassi
dísztök
grasker
ヒョウタン瓢箪
moliūgas
ķirbis
kalebassskalle
su kabağısukabağı

gourd

[gʊəd] Ncalabaza f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

gourd

[ˈgɔːrd ˈgʊərd] ngourde f, calebasse f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gourd

nFlaschenkürbis m; (dried) → Kürbisflasche f
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gourd

[gʊəd] nzucca
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

gourd

(guəd) , ((American) go:rd) noun
a type of large fruit, or the plant on which it grows.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
Another unique ornamental gourd is called a "finger gourd." This gourd is also called, "Crown of Thorns," or "Gourd of the 10 Commandments." The upper surface of this gourd bears five pairs of prongs and may be white or cream-colored at maturity.
Small 4-inch-tall bottle gourds will thrive in this setup, as will little egg gourds or any other type of ornamental gourd.
When she returned home, she discovered two packages of ornamental gourd seeds were in each box, and she planted four rows of gourds in her garden that spring.
The cucumbers and melons are shooting up with the first baby fruits showing, and our ornamental gourds are starting to produce their amazing knobbly little squash.
Pumpkin Fest also caters to the interior decorators in the crowd, with a selection of ornamental gourds, apples, corn stalks and hay bales for sale.
In addition to a butterfly garden, iron bench, and American flags on the grounds, all kinds of vegetables are grown-including greens, tomatoes, carrots, beets, cabbage, broccoli, beans, peas, cauliflower, squash, onions, and ornamental gourds. "The food is donated to people in need; it is left on their doorstep, handed to them in person, and donated to The Manna House in Yazoo City to feed the hungry," Olivia notes.
Plenty of fall dcor including ornamental gourds and squash.