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.
Idioms about gourd
out of / off one's gourd, Slang. out of one's mind; crazy.
- gourdlike, adjective
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How to use gourd in a sentence
Holding the first pumpkin by its stem, slowly and steadily submerge the entire gourd into the tub.Set a spooky Halloween scene with these painted marbled pumpkins | Kate McGregor/Domino | September 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
In a recent interview, Sona Jobarteh, a musician and composer from Gamba in West Africa, a virtuoso on the Kora, a multi-stringed lute with a gourd body, explained her music did not mean the same to all listeners.What Makes Music Universal - Issue 99: Universality | Kevin Berger | April 29, 2021 | Nautilus
Preachers and Hackmen Thrive Through Novel Industry which Sprang into Existence as Rapidly as Jonah’s gourd When Delaware Adopted Laws Correcting Evils of Its Lax License System.How One Small Maryland Town Became the Marriage Capital of the East Coast in the Early 20th Century | Melissa August | February 11, 2021 | Time
I will cook, and I’m setting up a fall table with leaf and gourd decorations and a sweet pecan pie candle.I will be lonely on Thanksgiving. But that will not stop me from celebrating. | Kellie B. Gormly | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
Teammates would get calls from Ellis out of his gourd at 3:30 a.m. on nights before games.‘No No,’ a Documentary on MLB Pitcher Dock Ellis, Who Pitched a No-Hitter While Tripping on Acid | Marlow Stern | February 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead, Violet is kidnapped and solid to a rival courtesan house, where she is trained by an older courtesan named Magic gourd.The Business of Sex: Amy Tan’s ‘The Valley of Amazement’ on Shanghai Courtesans | Jane Ciabattari | November 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The woman who was the spokesperson held out a calabash, a hollowed out gourd traditionally used to hold the cutters' instruments.
One is simply composed of a crooked stick, a small hollow gourd, and a single string of brass wire.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
See Fig. 85, a copy of a broken sepulchral slab, in which the prophets booth is reduced to a single branch of a gourd.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
With that he took a big gourd from the corner and painted a face on it with a piece of charcoal found in the fireplace.
Through the opening he slowly pushed the gourd, topped by the hat and having long hair hanging down the sides.
I have a clear picture of the warrior holding the 247 end of the cord calling for some one to bring a gourd of water.
British Dictionary definitions for gourd
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
a bottle or flask made from the dried shell of the bottle gourd
a small bottle shaped like a gourd
- gourdlike, adjective
- gourd-shaped, adjective
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