dishcloth gourd


noun


Origin of dishcloth gourd

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for dishcloth gourd

dishcloth gourd

noun

any of several tropical climbing plants of the cucurbitaceous genus Luffa, esp L. cylindrica, which is cultivated for ornament and for the fibrous interior of its fruitsSee loofah
the fruit of any of these plants
Also called (dialect): vegetable sponge
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