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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of bottle gourd

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bottle gourd was in 1597

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10 May 2022

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“Bottle gourd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bottle%20gourd. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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