Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, natural order Cucurbitaceæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the type genus of the Cucurbitaceae.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Cucurbitaceae — the gourds.

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  • noun type genus of the Cucurbitaceae

Etymologies

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From Latin cucurbita ("gourd")

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