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calabash

noun cal·a·bash \ˈka-lə-ˌbash\

Definition of CALABASH

1
:  a tropical American tree (Crescentia cujete) of the bignonia family; also :  its large hard-shelled globose fruit
2
:  gourd; especially :  one whose hard shell is used for a utensil
3
:  a utensil (as a bottle or dipper) made from the shell of a calabash
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Origin of CALABASH

French & Spanish; French calebasse gourd, from Spanish calabaza
First Known Use: 1596

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