Lagenaria

noun

Lag·​e·​na·​ri·​a
ˌlajəˈna(a)rēə
: a genus of herbaceous vines (family Cucurbitaceae) characterized by more or less bottle-shaped fruit and having as its only species the bottle gourd

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin lagena large flask + New Latin -aria

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“Lagenaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lagenaria. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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