Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The calabash-tree, Crescentia Cujete.

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Examples

  • Maroons still retain their savage freedom, still shoot their wild game and trap their fish, still raise their rice and cassava, yams and plantains, -- still make cups from the gourd-tree and hammocks from the silk-grass plant, wine from the palm-tree's sap, brooms from its leaves, fishing-lines from its fibres, and salt from its ashes.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • And as Nature is unchanged there, so apparently is man; the Maroons still retain their savage freedom, still shoot their wild game and trap their fish, still raise their rice and cassava, yams and plantains, -- still make cups from the gourd-tree and hammocks from the silk-grass plant, wine from the palm-tree's sap, brooms from its leaves, fishing-lines from its fibres, and salt from its ashes.

    Black Rebellion Five Slave Revolts

  • On coming up, I was overjoyed to find this tree, of which there were a great number, was the gourd-tree, which bears fruit on the trunk.

    The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island

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