gourd

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noun \ˈgȯrd, ˈgu̇rd\

Definition of gourd

  1. 1 :  any of a family (Cucurbitaceae, the gourd family) of chiefly herbaceous tendril-bearing vines including the cucumber, melon, squash, and pumpkin

  2. 2 :  the fruit of a gourd :  pepo; especially :  any of various hard-rinded inedible fruits of plants of two genera (Lagenaria and Cucurbita) often used for ornament or for vessels and utensils

out of one's gourd

less commonly

off one's gourd

  1. :  crazy

Origin and Etymology of gourd

Middle English gourde, from Anglo-French gurde, gourde, from Latin cucurbita


First Known Use: 14th century

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GOURD Defined for English Language Learners

gourd

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noun \ˈgȯrd, ˈgu̇rd\

Definition of gourd for English Language Learners

  • : any one of several types of fruits that have a hard shell and that are used for decoration and not for eating


GOURD Defined for Kids

gourd

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noun \ˈgȯrd\

Definition of gourd for Students

  1. :  an inedible fruit with a hard rind and many seeds that grows on a vine, is related to the pumpkin and melon, and is often used for decoration or for making objects (as bowls)


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