Also called dish·cloth gourd [dish-klawth gawrd], /ˈdɪʃ klɔθ ˌgɔrd/, rag gourd [rag-gawrd]. /ˈræg ˌgɔrd/.
any of several tropical vines of the genus Luffa, of the gourd family, bearing large, elongated fruit.
the fruit of such a vine.
Also called veg·e·ta·ble sponge [vej-tuh-buhl spuhnj]. /ˈvɛdʒ tə bəl ˌspʌndʒ/. the dried, fibrous interior of this fruit, used as a sponge.
- Also loo·fa, luf·fa .
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How to use loofah in a sentence
“Intercourse felt, often, like shoving a loofah into a mason jar,” she writes, for example.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ | Kevin Fallon | September 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She had found a loofah, two sponges and some cakes of soap elaborately arranged in a pattern on the bathroom floor.
So Leslie picked up her chum's rough towels, her loofah and her verbena-scented soap.The Boy with Wings | Berta Ruck
It is devoid of any lining, and its texture puts one in mind of a loosely made loofah.Birds of the Plains | Douglas Dewar
It weaves a nest which looks like a ragged loofah with a hole in the side.A Bird Calendar for Northern India | Douglas Dewar
Eleanor is the roughest and toughest loofah that was ever known.Poor Relations | Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for loofah
the fibrous interior of the fruit of the dishcloth gourd, which is dried, bleached, and used as a bath sponge or for scrubbing
another name for dishcloth gourd
- Also called (esp US): loofa, luffa
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