buffalo gourd

noun

Definition of buffalo gourd

: a perennial foul-smelling cucurbit (Cucurbita foetidissima) of arid lands of the central and southwest U.S. and Mexico with a large starchy taproot and seeds rich in oil

First Known Use of buffalo gourd

circa 1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Buffalo gourd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buffalo%20gourd. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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