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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