calabash

noun cal·a·bash \ ˈka-lə-ˌbash \

Definition of calabash

1 :a tropical American tree (Crescentia cujete) of the bignonia family; also :its large hard-shelled globose fruit
2 :gourd; especially :one whose hard shell is used for a utensil
3 :a utensil (such as a bottle or dipper) made from the shell of a calabash

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Origin and Etymology of calabash

French & Spanish; French calebasse gourd, from Spanish calabaza



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