bottle gourd


noun
  1. an Old World cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Lagenaria siceraria, having large hard-shelled gourds as fruits

  2. the fruit of this plant

  • Also called: calabash

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How to use bottle gourd in a sentence

  • The modern varieties of the gardens at Pekin are the trumpet gourd, which is eatable, and the bottle gourd.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
  • Round the gates sat the lame, the aged, and the blind; each with his wooden bowl, his bottle gourd and bag.

    Through the Land of the Serb | Mary Edith Durham
  • The seeds he sowed ranged from three (rather old) seeds of bottle gourd to a packet of mixed Virginian stock.

    Last Words | Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • The model of the form was a simple and obvious one—the bottle-gourd—and it would contain about two quarts.

  • Then he hung a bottle-gourd on his back, and went into the hills to gather medicinal herbs.