Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[kal-uh-bah-zuh, kah-luh-; Spanish kah-lah-vah-sah] /ˌkæl əˈbɑ zə, ˌkɑ lə-; Spanish ˌkɑ lɑˈvɑ sɑ/
noun, plural calabazas
[kal-uh-bah-zuh z, kah-luh-; Spanish kah-lah-vah-sahs] /ˌkæl əˈbɑ zəz, ˌkɑ lə-; Spanish ˌkɑ lɑˈvɑ sɑs/ (Show IPA)
a calabash. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for calabaza
Historical Examples
Contemporary definitions for calabaza

a very large pumpkin-like squash with orange flesh that is moister and sweeter than pumpkin; also called abobora , ahuyama , crapaudback , Cuban squash , giraumon , toadback , West Indian pumpkin , zapallo

Word Origin

Spanish for 'pumpkin'

Usage Note

cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for calabaza

Word Value for calabaza

Scrabble Words With Friends