dishcloth gourd

noun

Definition of dishcloth gourd

1 : 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

2 : a plant that bears dishcloth gourds

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“Dishcloth gourd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dishcloth%20gourd. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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