from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A tropical American tree (Crescentia cujete) bearing hard-shelled, gourdlike fruits on the trunk and main branches.
- noun The fruit of either of these or related plants.
- noun A utensil, container, or musical instrument made from the dried, hollowed-out shell of these fruits.
- noun A smoking pipe with a curved stem and a large bowl made from the shell of a gourd.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The head, with an implication of emptiness.
- noun A fruit of the tree Crescentia Cujete hollowed out, dried, and used as a vessel to contain liquids.
- noun A gourd of any kind used in the same way.
- noun A popular name of the gourd-plant, Lagenaria vulgaris.
- noun A name given to the red cap or tarboosh of Tunis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The common gourd (plant or fruit).
- noun The fruit of the calabash tree.
- noun A water dipper, bottle, bascket, or other utensil, made from the dry shell of a calabash or gourd.
- noun (Bot.) a tree of tropical America (
Crescentia cujete), producing a large gourdlike fruit, containing a purgative pulp. Its hard shell, after the removal of the pulp, is used for cups, bottles, etc. The African calabash treeis the baobab.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
vinegrown for its fruit, which can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable or harvested mature, dried and used as a container, like a gourd.
- noun originally That fruit
- noun A utensil traditionally made of the dried
shellof a calabash and used as a bottle, dipper, utensil or pipe, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun round gourd of the calabash tree
- noun bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd
- noun tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds
- noun Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits
- noun a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made from a calabash gourd
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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“We are impounding their bikes and want to take them to court so they can explain why they think wearing a calabash is good enough for their safety,” he said.
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole -- his proper name -- was a distant relation of Keola, his so-called calabash cousin.
The calabash is the fruit from the national tree and it resembles a coconut from the outside, but smooth.
It was served in this thing called a calabash bowl.
One day, while carrying him about, I picked up a large gourd called a calabash, and, having cleared out the inside, I pressed into it the juice of grapes.
A couple of spades, a trowel and a calabash were their only tools, but our adventurer was a knowing man, and "knowledge is power."
# -- Round their villages and pahs they dug up the soil and planted the sweet potato, and the taro, which is the root of a kind of arum lily; they also grew the gourd called calabash, from whose hard rind they made pots and bowls and dishes.
The calabash was the _ipu_ here mentioned, the same as the
They are aromatic and impart to the fruit the odor and flavor of nutmeg; hence they are also known as calabash nutmegs.
The chalk-like substance - also known as calabash clay, nzu, poto, calabar stone, mabele, argile or la craie - can be sold as large pellets or in blocks that resemble clay or mud.