luffa

[n] - any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits
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Luffa

Luf'fa noun [ New Latin , from Arabic lūfah .] (Botany) (a) A small genus of tropical cucurbitaceous plants having white flowers, the staminate borne in racemes, and large fruits with a dry fibrous pericarp. The fruit of several species and the species themselves, esp. La...
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luffa

dishcloth gourd noun 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
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Luffa

• (n.) A small genus of tropical cucurbitaceous plants having white flowers, the staminate borne in racemes, and large fruits with a dry fibrous pericarp. The fruit of several species and the species themselves, esp. L. Aegyptiaca, are called dishcloth gourds. • (n.) The fibrous skeleton of the fruit, used as a sponge and in the manufactu...
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luffa

any of seven species of annual climbing vines constituting the genus Luffa, of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae).[1 related articles]
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luffa

luffa: see gourd.
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Luffa

Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines classified in the cucumber (Cucurbitaceae) family. In everyday non-technical usage, the luffa, also spelled loofah, usually means the fruit of the two species Luffa aegyptiaca and Luffa acutangula. The fruit of these species is cultivated and eaten as a vegetable. The fruit must be harvested at a ...
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