sour gourd

sour gourd

noun
the acid fruit of any of several African or Australian trees belonging to the genus Adansonia, of the bombax family, as the baobab, A. digitata.

Origin:
1630–40

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sour gourd
 
n
1.  a large bombacaceous tree, Adansonia gregorii, of N Australia, having gourdlike fruit
2.  the acid-tasting fruit of this tree, which has a woody rind and large seeds
3.  the fruit of the baobab tree

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