gourd

  1. any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds
  2. any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds

Gourd

A gourd is a plant of the family Cucurbitaceae or the fruit of the two genera of `calabash tree`, Crescentia and Amphitecna. The term refers to a number of species and subspecies, many with hard shells, and some without. Likely one of the earliest domesticated types of plants, subspecies of the bottle gourd have been discovered in archaeological.....
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gourd

[n] - any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds 2. [n] - any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds 3. [n] - bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd
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Gourd

• (n.) A false die. See Gord. • (n.) A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle. • (n.) Alt. of Gourde • (n.) A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceae; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which oc...
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gourd

noun any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds
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gourd

calabash noun bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd
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Gourd

Gourd noun [ French gourde , Old French cougourde , gouhourde , from Latin cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. cougourdo ); perhaps akin to corbin basket, English corb . Confer Cucurbite .] 1. (Botany) A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, a...
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gourd

1. <botany> A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc, of the order Cucurbitaceae; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes. ... 2. A dipper or other vessel mad...
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Gourd

A fruit with a hard outer rind that is used for decoration.
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gourd

Any of a group of plants that includes melons and pumpkins. In a narrower sense, the name applies only to the genus Lagenaria, of which the bottle gourd or calabash (L. siceraria) is best known. (Family Cucurbitaceae.)
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gourd

any of the hard-shelled ornamental fruits of certain members of the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae.[8 related articles]
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Gourd

Gourd (Cucurbita) is a genus of plants of the family Cucurbitaceae. The genus includes edible species such as the marrow, pumpkin, water melon and also inedible species grown for their decorative appeal.
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gourd

gourd (gôrd, goord) , common name for some members of the Cucurbitaceae, a family of plants whose range includes all tropical and subtropical areas and extends into the temperate zones. Almost all members of the family are annual herbs that grow as climbing or prostrate vines with spirally coi...
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Gourd

Gourd is American slang for the head.
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Gourd

The fruit of plants in the family Cucurbitaceae, with a hard shell. When properly dried, then can be used as a birdhouse, but can not be monitored or cleaned out. Plastic and ceramic gourds are used for Purple Martin houses.
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