vegetable sponge
Loof Loof (l[=oo]f), n. (Bot.) The spongelike fibers of the fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant ({Luffa [AE]gyptiaca}); called also {vegetable sponge}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Vegetable sponge — Sponge Sponge (sp[u^]nj), n. [OF. esponge, F. [ e]ponge, L. spongia, Gr. spoggia , spo ggos. Cf. {Fungus}, {Spunk}.] [Formerly written also {spunge}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Spongi[ae], or Porifera. See Illust. and Note… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vegetable sponge — Vegetable Veg e*ta*ble, a. [F. v[ e]g[ e]table growing, capable of growing, formerly also, as a noun, a vegetable, from L. vegetabilis enlivening, from vegetare to enliven, invigorate, quicken, vegetus enlivened, vigorous, active, vegere to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vegetable sponge — ☆ vegetable sponge n. LUFFA (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • vegetable-sponge — egiptinė plaušenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos aliejinis, daržovinis, maistinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis augalas (Luffa aegyptiaca), paplitęs atogrąžų kraštuose. atitikmenys: lot. Cucurbita luffa; Luffa aegyptiaca; Luffa… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • vegetable sponge — noun the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit • Syn: ↑loofah, ↑Luffa cylindrica • Hypernyms: ↑luffa, ↑dishcloth gourd, ↑sponge gourd, ↑rag gourd, ↑strainer vine …   Useful english dictionary

  • vegetable sponge — loofah (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • vegetable sponge — noun another term for loofah …   English new terms dictionary

  • Sponge — (sp[u^]nj), n. [OF. esponge, F. [ e]ponge, L. spongia, Gr. spoggia , spo ggos. Cf. {Fungus}, {Spunk}.] [Formerly written also {spunge}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Spongi[ae], or Porifera. See Illust. and Note under {Spongi[ae]} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sponge cake — Sponge Sponge (sp[u^]nj), n. [OF. esponge, F. [ e]ponge, L. spongia, Gr. spoggia , spo ggos. Cf. {Fungus}, {Spunk}.] [Formerly written also {spunge}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Spongi[ae], or Porifera. See Illust. and Note… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sponge lead — Sponge Sponge (sp[u^]nj), n. [OF. esponge, F. [ e]ponge, L. spongia, Gr. spoggia , spo ggos. Cf. {Fungus}, {Spunk}.] [Formerly written also {spunge}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Spongi[ae], or Porifera. See Illust. and Note… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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