American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several trailing or climbing plants related to the pumpkin, squash, and cucumber and bearing fruits with a hard rind.
- n. The fruit of such a plant, often of irregular and unusual shape.
- n. The dried and hollowed-out shell of one of these fruits, often used as a drinking utensil.
- idiom. off Slang Very foolish; crazy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formerly, the fruit of one of the usually cultivated species of various cucurbitaceous genera, including what are now distinguished as meions, pumpkins, squashes, etc., as well as gourds in the present sense; the plant producing such fruit, Now, in a restricted sense, the fruit of Lagenaria vulgaris; the plant itself, in its Several varieties. The fruit varies greatly in form, but is usually club-shaped, or enlarged toward the apex; its hard rind is used for bottles, dippers, etc. Different varieties are known as bottle- club-, or trumpet-gourd, or calabash.
- n. A dried and excavated gourd-shell prepared for use as a bottle or dipper, or in other ways.
- n. A gourd-shaped vessel; hence, any vessel with a small neck for holding liquids; a roughly shaped bottle, especially a flask carried by travelers or pilgrims.
- n. plural [A particular use of gourd, with ref. to their hollowness.] A kind of false dice, having a concealed cavity which affects the balance. See fullam, 1.
- n. Same as calabazilla.
- n. The bigroot of Oregon, Micrampelis Oregona.
- n. Any of the climbing or trailing plants from the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes watermelon, pumpkins and cucumbers.
- n. A fruit from a plant that is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family.
- n. The dried and hardened shell of a gourd fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration.
- n. slang Head.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceæ; 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.
- n. A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle.
- n. A false die. See gord.
- n. A silver dollar; -- so called in Cuba, Haiti, etc.
- n. bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd
- n. any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds
- n. any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds
- From Anglo-Norman gurde, gourde, from Latin cucurbita. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English gourde, from Anglo-Norman, ultimately from Latin cucurbita. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Note, The withering of a gourd is a thing which it does not become us to be angry at.”
“Since bitter gourd is such a healthy vegetable, Ms. Gloria was happy to find a way to make it that even children like.”
“The bald gourd is diced into chunks and used for this bhaaji.”
“Karla/Karela/Bitter gourd is everyone's most hated vegetable atleast as a child that you actually might grow up to like.”
“In her step-by-step recipe, one can see how minced bitter gourd is fried until golden, then seasoned with tempering, a spicy coconut paste and yogurt to make a cool Pavakka Pachadi with complementary bitter, tangy and spicy flavors.”
“Snake gourd is cooked until tender, then combined with whisked yogurt and a spicy ginger-chilli paste to make a tasty dish of Yogurt with Snake Gourd.”
“He called the gourd his mujercita, his little woman.”
“It should silence discontent to remember, that when our gourd is gone, our God is not gone. the next day -- after Jonah was so "exceeding glad" (compare Ps 80: 7).”
“The word gourd is a synecdochic use of a metaphor for the human head, which has cognates in a good many languages.”
“Grace said ... the sauce surrounding your gourd is INSANE. i would drink it like a glass of milk ... in secret, of course.:) very nice.”
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