from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An annual cucurbit vine (Lagenaria siceraria) with white flowers, widely cultivated for its smooth hard-shelled fruits.
  • noun The dried and hollowed-out shell of one of these fruits, often used as a container, a drinking utensil, a musical instrument, or a decorative object.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fruit of Lagenaria vulgaris, natural order Cucurbitaceœ. See gourd and Lagenaria.

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  • noun Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits


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