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gourd

noun \ˈgrd, ˈgrd\

: any one of several types of fruits that have a hard shell and that are used for decoration and not for eating

Full Definition of GOURD

1
:  any of a family (Cucurbitaceae, the gourd family) of chiefly herbaceous tendril-bearing vines including the cucumber, melon, squash, and pumpkin
2
:  the fruit of a gourd :  pepo; especially :  any of various hard-rinded inedible fruits of plants of two genera (Lagenaria and Cucurbita) often used for ornament or for vessels and utensils
out of one's gourd also off one's gourd
:  crazy

Origin of GOURD

Middle English gourde, from Anglo-French gurde, gourde, from Latin cucurbita
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall
GOURD Defined for Kids

gourd

noun \ˈgrd\

Definition of GOURD for Kids

:  an inedible fruit with a hard rind and many seeds that grows on a vine, is related to the pumpkin and melon, and is often used for decoration or for making objects (as bowls)
July 04, 2015
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