bottle gourd


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

Examples of bottle gourd in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These include: Luffa (or loofah), also known as sponge gourd or rag gourd Calabash, also known as bottle gourd Cushaw squash, also known as silver-seed gourd Blue hubbard squash Turban squash, also known as French turban These gourds are tasty and easy to cut into. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Oct. 2023 One of its most exquisite items is a vegetable bun made of interweaving bottle gourd and carrot slices and stuffed with black pork and mushrooms. Li Yuan, New York Times, 8 Aug. 2023 Our family recipe calls for potatoes and carrots, but my mother deftly substituted those for the Southeast Asian sweet potatoes, long beans, and bottle gourd more commonly found in our Singapore refrigerator. Pooja Makhijani, Bon Appétit, 6 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bottle gourd was in 1597

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“Bottle gourd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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