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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
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Also called (dialect): vegetable sponge
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