dishcloth gourd


: the fruit of any of several gourds of the genus Luffa (especially L. aegyptiaca synonym cylindrica) distinguished by a fibrous interior that is dried and used like a sponge or cloth

called also loofah, sponge gourd

: a plant that bears dishcloth gourds

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“Dishcloth gourd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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