Definition of loofah
1 : any of a genus (Luffa) of Old World tropical plants of the gourd family with white to yellow flowers and large usually elongate fruits that are sometimes eaten as vegetables when immature; also : the fruit of a loofah
2 : a sponge consisting of the fibrous interior of the mature dried fruit of a loofah (especially Luffa aegyptiaca synonym L. cylindrica)
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Origin and Etymology of loofah
New Latin luffa, from Arabic lūf
First Known Use: 1887See Words from the same year
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Definition of loofah for English Language Learners
: a rough sponge that is made from the dried fruit of a tropical plant and that people use to wash their bodies
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