bottle gourd

noun

Definition of bottle gourd

: a common cultivated gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) having a variably shaped fruit with a hard shell that is sometimes used as a container

First Known Use of bottle gourd

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Bottle gourd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bottle%20gourd. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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