Definition of angled loofah
1 : a narrow, cylindrical, green-skinned edible gourd that has ten prominent angular, lengthwise ridges and a spongy, white, mild-flavored flesh and that is typically eaten when immature either cooked, raw, or pickled Angled loofah looks odd, almost inedible—like a long, skinny gourd with razor-thin ridges—but once you peel, slice, and pickle it, the slightly spongy texture and zucchini-like flavor will take to your burger quite nicely. — Kemp Minifie, Gourmet, February 2003 ◆The interior fibrous portion of mature fruits may be dried and used as sponges.
2 : an annual tropical vine (Luffa acutangula) of the gourd family that produces angled loofahs Angled loofah is cultivated in India, tropical Asia, and parts of the Caribbean … — Derek B. Munro and Ernest Small, Vegetables of Canada, 1997 ◆Both the fruit and plant are also called Chinese okra, patola, ribbed gourd, ridged gourd, and ridge gourd.
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
First Known Use of angled loofah
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up angled loofah? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).