Calabash tree
Calabash Cal"a*bash (k[a^]l"[.a]*b[a^]sh), n. [Sp. calabaza, or Pg. calaba[,c]a, caba[,c]a (cf. F. Calebasse), lit., a dry gourd, fr. Ar. qar', fem., a kind of gourd + aibas dry.] 1. The common gourd (plant or fruit). [1913 Webster]

2. The fruit of the calabash tree. [1913 Webster]

3. A water dipper, bottle, bascket, or other utensil, made from the dry shell of a calabash or gourd. [1913 Webster]

{Calabash tree}. (Bot.), a tree of tropical America ({Crescentia cujete}), producing a large gourdlike fruit, containing a purgative pulp. Its hard shell, after the removal of the pulp, is used for cups, bottles, etc. The {African calabash tree} is the baobab. [1913 Webster]


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  • calabash tree — ▪ tree       (Crescentia cujete), tree of the family Bignoniaceae, 6 to 12 metres (20 to 40 feet) tall, that grows in Central and South America, the West Indies, and extreme southern Florida. It is often grown as an ornamental. The calabash tree… …   Universalium

  • calabash-tree — puodyninė krescencija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bignonijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Crescentia cujete), paplitęs Centrinėje ir Pietų Amerikoje. Naudojamas puošybai. atitikmenys: lot. Crescentia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • calabash tree — noun tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds • Syn: ↑calabash, ↑Crescentia cujete • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Crescentia, ↑genus Crescentia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Calabash tree — Crescentia (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • calabash tree —   La amia …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • African calabash tree — Calabash Cal a*bash (k[a^]l [.a]*b[a^]sh), n. [Sp. calabaza, or Pg. calaba[,c]a, caba[,c]a (cf. F. Calebasse), lit., a dry gourd, fr. Ar. qar , fem., a kind of gourd + aibas dry.] 1. The common gourd (plant or fruit). [1913 Webster] 2. The fruit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calabash (disambiguation) — Calabash may refer to: * Calabash, the vine Lagenaria siceraria * Calabash pipe, a style of smoking pipe made from the gourd of the calabash vine which consists of a downward curve that ends with an upcurve where the tobacco is held * The… …   Wikipedia

  • Calabash — Cal a*bash (k[a^]l [.a]*b[a^]sh), n. [Sp. calabaza, or Pg. calaba[,c]a, caba[,c]a (cf. F. Calebasse), lit., a dry gourd, fr. Ar. qar , fem., a kind of gourd + aibas dry.] 1. The common gourd (plant or fruit). [1913 Webster] 2. The fruit of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tree — /tree/, n. Sir Herbert Beerbohm /bear bohm/, (Herbert Beerbohm), 1853 1917, English actor and theater manager; brother of Max Beerbohm. * * * I Woody perennial plant. Most trees have a single self supporting trunk containing woody tissues, and in …   Universalium

  • Calabash — This article is about the vine. For the tree, see Crescentia and Crescentia cujete. For other uses, see Calabash (disambiguation). Not to be confused with calabaza. Calabash Lagenaria siceraria Green calabash on the vin …   Wikipedia

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