Simple Definition of loofah
: a rough sponge that is made from the dried fruit of a tropical plant and that people use to wash their bodies
Full Definition of loofah
1 : any of a genus (Luffa) of Old World tropical plants of the gourd family with large fruits; also : its fruit
2 : a sponge consisting of the fibrous skeleton of the fruit of a loofah (especially Luffa aegyptiaca)
Variants of loofah
Origin of loofah
New Latin luffa, from Arabic lūf
First Known Use: 1887
Rhymes with loofah
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