from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of loofa.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of loofah.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants of the natural order Cucurbitaceæ, the gourd family, and of the tribe Cucumerineæ, characterized by the staminate flowers growing in racemes, the petioles without glands, and the large fruits dry, fibrous, and opening by a lid at the apex.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge
  • n. the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer


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