sour gourd

  1. the acid fruit of any of several African or Australian trees belonging to the genus Adansonia, of the bombax family, as the baobab, A. digitata.

Origin of sour gourd

First recorded in 1630–40

Words Nearby sour gourd Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for sour gourd

sour gourd

  1. a large bombacaceous tree, Adansonia gregorii, of N Australia, having gourdlike fruit

  2. the acid-tasting fruit of this tree, which has a woody rind and large seeds

  1. the fruit of the baobab tree

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