|1.||the fruit of any of various cucurbitaceous or similar plants, esp the bottle gourd and some squashes, whose dried shells are used for ornament, drinking cups, etc|
|2.||sour gourd dishcloth gourd See also calabash any plant that bears this fruit|
|3.||a bottle or flask made from the dried shell of the bottle gourd|
|4.||a small bottle shaped like a gourd|
|[C14: from Old French gourde, ultimately from Latin cucurbita]|
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