[ yel-oh-flou-erd ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌflaʊ ərd /
See under gourd.
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Definition for yellow-flowered gourd (2 of 2)
[ gawrd, gohrd, goo rd ]
/ gɔrd, goʊrd, gʊərd /
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.
Origin of gourd
1275–1325; Middle English gourd(e), courde < Anglo-French (Old French cöorde) < Latin cucurbita
Related formsgourd·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for yellow-flowered gourd
/ (ɡʊəd) /
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
Derived Formsgourdlike, adjectivegourd-shaped, adjective
Word Origin for gourd
C14: from Old French gourde, ultimately from Latin cucurbita
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Word Origin and History for yellow-flowered gourd
c.1300, from Anglo-French gourde, from Old French coorde, ultimately from Latin cucurbita "gourd," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to cucumis "cucumber."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper