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gourd

[ gawrd, gohrd, goord ]
/ gɔrd, goʊrd, gʊərd /
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noun
the hard-shelled fruit of any of various plants, especially those of Lagenaria siceraria(white-flowered gourd, or bottle gourd ), whose dried shell is used for bowls and other utensils, and Cucurbita pepo(yellow-flowered gourd ), used ornamentally.Compare gourd family.
a plant bearing such a fruit.
a dried and excavated gourd shell used as a bottle, dipper, flask, etc.
a gourd-shaped, small-necked bottle or flask.
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Idioms about gourd

    out of / off one's gourd, Slang. out of one's mind; crazy.

Origin of gourd

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English gourd(e), courde, from Anglo-French (Old French cöorde ), from Latin cucurbita

OTHER WORDS FROM gourd

gourdlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gourd

gourd
/ (ɡʊəd) /

noun
the fruit of any of various cucurbitaceous or similar plants, esp the bottle gourd and some squashes, whose dried shells are used for ornament, drinking cups, etc
any plant that bears this fruitSee also sour gourd, dishcloth gourd, calabash
a bottle or flask made from the dried shell of the bottle gourd
a small bottle shaped like a gourd

Derived forms of gourd

gourdlike, adjectivegourd-shaped, adjective

Word Origin for gourd

C14: from Old French gourde, ultimately from Latin cucurbita
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