- any of several tropical vines of the genus Luffa, of the gourd family, bearing large, elongated fruit.
- the fruit of such a vine.
Origin of loofah
Examples from the Web for loofah
“Intercourse felt, often, like shoving a loofah into a mason jar,” she writes, for example.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’|Kevin Fallon|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had found a loofah, two sponges and some cakes of soap elaborately arranged in a pattern on the bathroom floor.
So Leslie picked up her chum's rough towels, her loofah and her verbena-scented soap.
They simply haven't grasped how much soap and water and loofah go to that, in big towns.
Word Origin for loofah
1879, from Egyptian Arabic lufah, the name of the plant (Luffa ægyptiaca) with fibrous pods from which flesh-brushes are made.