cucurbit

play
noun cu·cur·bit \kyü-ˈkər-bət\

Definition of cucurbit

  1. 1 :  a vessel or flask for distillation used with or forming part of an alembic

  2. 2 :  a plant of the gourd family

Origin and Etymology of cucurbit

Middle English cucurbite, from Anglo-French, from Latin cucurbita gourd


First Known Use: 14th century


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cucurbit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or resembling a fox

Get Word of the Day daily email!