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buffalo gourd

noun

Definition of buffalo gourd

  1. :  a perennial foul-smelling cucurbit (Cucurbita foetidissima) of arid lands of the central and southwest United States and Mexico with a large starchy taproot and seeds rich in oil



Circa 1928

First Known Use of buffalo gourd

circa 1928


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