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gourd

[gawrd, gohrd, goo rd] /gɔrd, goʊrd, gʊərd/
noun
1.
the hard-shelled fruit of any of various plants, especially those of Lagenaria siceraria (white-flowered gourd or bottle gourd) whose dried shell is used for bowls and other utensils, and Cucurbita pepo (yellow-flowered gourd) used ornamentally.
Compare gourd family.
2.
a plant bearing such a fruit.
3.
a dried and excavated gourd shell used as a bottle, dipper, flask, etc.
4.
a gourd-shaped, small-necked bottle or flask.
Idioms
5.
out of / off one's gourd, Slang. out of one's mind; crazy.
Origin of gourd
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English gourd(e), courde < Anglo-French (Old French cöorde) < Latin cucurbita
Related forms
gourdlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gourd

gourd

/ɡʊəd/
noun
1.
the fruit of any of various cucurbitaceous or similar plants, esp the bottle gourd and some squashes, whose dried shells are used for ornament, drinking cups, etc
2.
any plant that bears this fruit See also sour gourd, dishcloth gourd, calabash
3.
a bottle or flask made from the dried shell of the bottle gourd
4.
a small bottle shaped like a gourd
Derived Forms
gourdlike, adjective
gourd-shaped, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gourde, ultimately from Latin cucurbita
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Word Origin and History for gourd
n.

c.1300, from Anglo-French gourde, from Old French coorde, ultimately from Latin cucurbita "gourd," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to cucumis "cucumber."

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Slang definitions & phrases for gourd

gourd

noun

The head; skull (1844+)

Related Terms

lose one's gourd, out of one's head

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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