Definition of Loofa

1. Noun. The dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer.

Exact synonyms: Loofah, Loufah Sponge, Luffa
Group relationships: Dishcloth Gourd, Luffa, Rag Gourd, Sponge Gourd, Strainer Vine
Generic synonyms: Fiber, Fibre



Definition of Loofa

1. loofah [n -S] - See also: loofah

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loofa

loo
loo roll
looard
loob
loobier
loobies
loobiest
loobily
looby
looch
looches
looed
looey
looeys
loof
loofa (current term)
loofah
loofahs
loofas
loofful
looffuls
loofs
loogaroo
loogaroos
loogie
loogies
looie
looies
looing
look

Literary usage of Loofa

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1. The Diseases of China, Including Formosa and Korea by William Hamilton Jefferys, James L. Maxwell (1910)
"The following is the method of treatment we adopt: The patient is told to provide himself with a loofa (the dried interior of a cucumber) and a piece of ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"... Publications:— Battell, Andrew, Adventures of. Series 11, No. vi. London. 1901. Expeditious into the Valley of the Amazons, 1539, 1540, 1C30. loofa. ..."

3. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"LAURA loofa quickly towards the door, puts the letters back in box, and hurriedly places box under mattress and replaces pillows. ANNIE knocks on door я. ..."

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