luffa

noun luf·fa

variant spelling of

  1. 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. 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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