Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits; SYN. calabash, Lagenaria siceraria. bottle-gourd
A common cultivated gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) having a variably shaped fruit with a hard shell that is sometimes used as a container.
ETYM Spanish calabaza, or Portu. calabaça, cabaça (cf. French Calebasse), lit., a dry gourd, from Arabic qar', fem., a kind of gourd + aibas dry.
1. Round gourd of the calabash tree.
2. Tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds.
Tropical South American evergreen tree Crescentia cujete, family Bignoniaceae, with gourds 50 cm/20 in across, which are used as water containers. The Old World tropical vine bottle gourd Lagenaria siceraria of the gourd family Cucurbitaceae is sometimes called calabash, and it produces equally large true gourds.
SYN. calabash tree, Crescentia cujete.
Množina reči calabaza je calabazas.
A large winter squash (Cucurbita moschata) that resembles a pumpkin and is typically grown in the West Indies and tropical America.
Množina reči citrul je citruls.
cucurbit / kjuːkɜːrbɪt /
Množina reči cucurbit je cucurbits.
ETYM Latin cucurbita a gourd: cf. French cucurbite. Related to Gourd.
Any plant of the family Cucurbitaceae.
1. Any of numerous hard-rinded inedible fruits.
2. Any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears hard-rinded fruits; SYN. gourd vine.
3. Made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd; SYN. calabash.
Names applied to various members of the family Cucurbitaceae, including melons, squashes, and pumpkins. In a narrower sense, the name is applied to an inedible, ornamental variety of pumpkin Cucurbita pepa.
ETYM For older pompion, pompon, Old Fren. pompon, Latin pepo, peponis, from Greek pessein to cook. Related to Cook.
1. A coarse vine widely cultivated for its non-keeping large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes.
2. Usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn.
3. Gourd Cucurbita pepo of the family Cucurbitaceae. The large, spherical fruit has a thick, orange rind, pulpy flesh, and many seeds.