from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In southern California, the Cucurbita perennis, a native species of squash, with an exceedingly large root. The pulp of the green fruit is used as a substitute for soap, and the macerated root as a medicinal remedy.

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  • n. perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruit


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