bottle gourd
noun Date: 1652 a common cultivated gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) having a variably shaped fruit with a hard shell that is sometimes used as a container

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  • Bottle gourd — Bottle Bot tle, n. [OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille, F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta, flask. Cf. {Butt} a cask.] 1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bottle gourd — also called  white flowered gourd , or  calabash gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)        running or climbing vine, of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), native to the Old World tropics but cultivated in warm climates for centuries for its ornamental… …   Universalium

  • bottle gourd — noun Old World climbing plant with hard shelled bottle shaped gourds as fruits • Syn: ↑calabash, ↑Lagenaria siceraria • Hypernyms: ↑gourd, ↑gourd vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Lagenaria, ↑gen …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle gourd — paprastasis ilgmoliūgis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos daržovinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Lagenaria siceraria), paplitęs atogrąžose. Naudojamas dirbiniams. atitikmenys: lot. Cucurbita lagenaria; Cucurbita leucantha; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bottle-gourd — bottˈle gourd noun A climbing, musky scented Indian cucurbitaceous annual, with bottle shaped fruit (also false calabash) • • • Main Entry: ↑bottle …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle gourd — bot′tle gourd n. pln a hard shelled gourd, Lagenaria siceraria, whose dried shell is used for bowls and other utensils • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • bottle gourd. — See under gourd (def. 1). [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • bottle gourd. — See under gourd (def. 1). [1860 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • gourd´like´ — gourd «grd, gohrd, gurd», noun. 1. the fruit of certain vines, with hard rinds and many flat seeds. It belongs to the gourd family. One kind, the bottle gourd, is dried and hollowed out and used for cups, bowls, bottles, and other utensils. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bottle — Bot tle, n. [OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille, F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta, flask. Cf. {Butt} a cask.] 1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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