[ kal-uh-bah-zuh, kah-luh-; Spanish kah-lah-bah-sah ]
/ ˌkæl əˈbɑ zə, ˌkɑ lə-; Spanish ˌkɑ lɑˈβɑ sɑ /
noun, plural ca·la·ba·zas [kal-uh-bah-zuhz, kah-luh-; Spanish kah-lah-bah-sahs]. /ˌkæl əˈbɑ zəz, ˌkɑ lə-; Spanish ˌkɑ lɑˈβɑ sɑs/.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of calabaza
First recorded in 1780–90; from Spanish: “gourd, pumpkin”
Words nearby calabaza
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Example sentences from the Web for calabaza
A variety of the native squash known as the Calabaza, always finds a ready sale in the local markets.The History of Cuba, vol. 5|Willis Fletcher Johnson
Calabaza is the Spanish for pumpkin; but the Mexican pumpkin is different from that raised in our latitudes.Reports on the Maya Indians of Yucatan|Santiago Mendez