dishcloth gourd

n. 糸爪

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  • dishcloth gourd — ☆ dishcloth gourd n. 1. any of a genus (Luffa) of tropical vines of the gourd family, having thin shelled, large, cylindrical fruits with dense fibrous interior tissues used for dishcloths or filters 2. this fruit …   English World dictionary

  • dishcloth gourd — noun any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit s dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge • Syn: ↑luffa, ↑sponge gourd, ↑rag gourd, ↑strainer vine • …   Useful english dictionary

  • dishcloth gourd — loofah (def. 1). [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • dishcloth gourd — noun North American term for loofah …   English new terms dictionary

  • dishcloth gourd — /ˈdɪʃklɒθ gʊəd/ (say dishkloth goouhd) noun → loofah (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • gourd — gourdlike, adj. /gawrd, gohrd, goord/, n. 1. the hard shelled fruit of any of various plants, esp. those of Lagenaria siceraria (white flowered gourd or bottle gourd), whose dried shell is used for bowls and other utensils, and Cucurbita pepo… …   Universalium

  • dishcloth — n. a usu. open weave cloth for washing dishes. Phrases and idioms: dishcloth gourd a loofah …   Useful english dictionary

  • dishcloth — Towel Tow el, n. [OE. towaille, towail, F. touaille, LL. toacula, of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. dwahila, swahilla, G. zwehle, fr. OHG. dwahan to wash; akin to D. dwaal a towel, AS. [thorn]we[ a]n to wash, OS. thwahan, Icel. [thorn]v[=a], Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sponge gourd — noun any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit s dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge • Syn: ↑luffa, ↑dishcloth gourd, ↑rag gourd, ↑strainer… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snake gourd — noun 1. or snake cucumber : snake melon 2. a. : a gourd (Trichosanthes anguina) with long contorted green and white edible fruits that become bright orange when fully ripe b …   Useful english dictionary

  • rag gourd — noun any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit s dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge • Syn: ↑luffa, ↑dishcloth gourd, ↑sponge gourd, ↑strainer… …   Useful english dictionary

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