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calabazilla

[ kal-uh-buh-zee-uh ]
/ ˌkæl ə bəˈzi ə /
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noun

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.

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Also called mock orange, Missouri gourd, wild pumpkin.

Origin of calabazilla

1880–85, Americanism;<Mexican Spanish calabacilla<Spanish: squirting cucumber, diminutive of calabaza;see calabash
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