[ kal-uh-buh-zee-uh ]
/ ˌkæl ə bəˈzi ə /
a prostrate vine, Cucurbita foetidissima, of the gourd family, native to southwestern North America, having yellow flowers, round, inedible green and yellow fruit, and an unpleasant odor.
- calabar bean,
Origin of calabazilla
1880–85, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish calabacilla < Spanish: squirting cucumber, diminutive of calabaza; see calabash
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