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[loo-fuh, luhf-uh]
  1. loofah.
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Examples from the Web for luffa

Historical Examples of luffa

  • Another species (Luffa drastica, of Martius) is also employed for the same purpose.

    The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom

    P. L. Simmonds

  • No luffa has been long cultivated in China, according to a letter of Dr. Bretschneider.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants

    Alphonse De Candolle

British Dictionary definitions for luffa


  1. any tropical climbing plant of the cucurbitaceous genus Luffa, esp the dishcloth gourd
  2. US another name for loofah
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