luffa

[loo-fuh, luhf-uh]
noun
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luffa (ˈlʌfə)
 
n
1.  any tropical climbing plant of the cucurbitaceous genus Luffa, esp the dishcloth gourd
2.  (US) another name for loofah

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The luffa sponges were growing nicely until spider mites attacked.
The release of three new hybrids of luffa sponge gourd is also under way.
Other agricultural products on display will include luffa sponges, lotions, soaps and wool products.
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