Definitions

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  • n. A tropical vine, of the genus Luffa, having almost cylindrical fruit with a spongy, fibrous interior; the dishcloth gourd
  • n. The dried fibrous interior used as a sponge for bathing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
  • n. the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit

Etymologies

From Arabic لوفة (lūfa). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the final bar, The Horse and Carriage—a total dive, a place where 90 percent of the patrons have never even heard the word loofah, let alone ever used it, but apparently cool to the hipsters in Hollywood—our bar stools faced each other and he suddenly grabbed for my three-day stubbly calves.

    You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again

  • Kelly, one of our own at Bramble Berry, made the fabulous orange glycerin loofah soap.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • The common name loofah and the scientific name Luffa are derived from the Arabic common name for this plant, lûfa.

    Find Me A Cure

  • I love that O'Reilly calls a loofah a 'falafel' in that transcript.

    Re-Entry with Links

  • And loves nothing better than to be admired in her bath, waiting for you to hand her your "loofah".

    And then there's the way Sarah Palin keeps saying "also," also.

  • And it's meaning is 'loofah', not too far off in ridiculousness.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • This soothing mixture is applied to the body using the therapists hands and a loofah which is naturally grown in Jamaica.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Andrea Mackris. (you can throw in "loofah" if you wish. madmac41 Says:

    Think Progress

  • This from a man who either has ‘falafel’ and ‘loofah’ confused, or is very, very weird.

    Matthew Yglesias » Sweden is Neutral, O’Reilly is Stupid

  • He went into his bathroom and watched her as she soaped herself with his loofah from her breasts to her ankles in his shower.

    Larger Than Lyfe

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  • He waited by the counter, inhaling the keen reek of drugs, the dusty dry smell of sponges and loofahs.
    Joyce, Ulysses, 5

    December 31, 2006