Origin of calabash
Examples from the Web for calabash
The woman who was the spokesperson held out a calabash, a hollowed out gourd traditionally used to hold the cutters' instruments.
The timing of Calabash, as everyone here seems to acknowledge, throws that debate into sharp relief.
It's in this spirit that Calabash surely puts the festival back into the term literary festival.
At the base of the trunk a calabash is put, and the latex trickles down into this by way of the zigzag cuts.Rubber|Edith A. Browne
"Calabash, take the wine away," said the widow to her daughter.The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 4 of 6|Eugne Sue
The priest's name was Kaleiioku, and his calabash was known as ipu-makani-a ka maumau, "the calabash of the perpetual winds."Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina|W. D. Westervelt
I took my calabash gourds and entered the boat that hung from the davits astern.The Rose of Paradise|Howard Pyle
The shell (macua) is used to hold water (hence the popular name of Calabash tree).The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell|Andrew Battell
British Dictionary definitions for calabash
Word Origin for calabash
Word Origin and History for calabash
1590s, "dried, hollowed gourd used as a drinking cup," from Spanish calabaza, possibly from Arabic qar'a yabisa "dry gourd," from Persian kharabuz, used of various large melons; or from a pre-Roman Iberian *calapaccia.