Definition of Calabashes

1. Noun. (plural of calabash) ¹



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Definition of Calabashes

1. calabash [n] - See also: calabash

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calabashes

cakier
cakiest
cakily
cakiness
cakinesses
caking
cakings
caky
calaba
calabar-bean vine
calabarine
calabash
calabash curare
calabash pipe
calabash tree
calabashes (current term)
calabaza
calabazas
calabazilla
calaboose
calabooses
calabur tree
calabura
calade
caladenia
calades
caladium
caladiums
calaite
calaites

Literary usage of Calabashes

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1. Typee: Areal Romance of the South Sea by Herman Melville (1892)
"Ideas suggested by the Feast of calabashes — Inaccuracy of certain published Accounts of the Islands — A Reason — Neglected State of Heathenism in the ..."

2. History of the New World by Girolamo Benzoni, William Henry Smyth (1857)
"Finally, they put the paste into cups, made out of the calabashes produced ... Trees producing the calabashes, which generally serve the Indians as vases. ..."

3. Polynesian Researches, During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the by William Ellis (1833)
"... in the surf a popular amusement— Ingenious method of staining calabashes—Value of the Kukui tree—Interest manifested at this place in the instructions ..."

4. Typee, a Romance of the South Seas by Herman Melville (1920)
"CHAPTER XXIII THE FEAST OF calabashes THE whole population of the valley seemed to be gathered within the precincts of the grove. ..."

5. Seven Years in South Africa: Travels, Researches, and Hunting Adventures by Emile Holub (1881)
"... sacrifices— Clay and wooden vessels — calabashes — Basket-work— Weapons—Manufacture of clothing—Tools—Oars—Pipes nud snuff-boxes—Ornaments—Toys, tools, ..."

6. Hawaiian America: Something of Its History, Resources, and Prospects by Caspar Whitney (1899)
"... shapes and sizes of calabashes, decorated often, and, when large or of the platter shape, ... calabashes ..."

7. London Society edited by James Hogg, Florence Marryat (1879)
"... and making hideous noises with calabashes and rattles day and night without a moment's intermission, until the poor sufferer, in sheer desperation, ..."

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