Definition of Loofah

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



2. Noun. The loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit.

Definition of Loofah

1. Noun. A tropical vine, of the genus ''Luffa'', having almost cylindrical fruit with a spongy, fibrous interior; the dishcloth gourd ¹

2. Noun. The dried fibrous interior used as a sponge for bathing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Loofah

1. a tropical vine [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loofah

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

Literary usage of Loofah

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1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1888)
"THE loofah, A VEGETABLE SKIN-SCRUB FOR ASEPTIC OPERATIONS. BY JOHN B. ROBERTS, MD [Read April 11, 1888.] THE necessity of scrubbing the integument ..."

2. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"... loofah, EGYPTIAN. Under this name the fibrous portion of the fruit of one or two species of .... loofah."

3. American Druggist (1888)
"The loofah solee warm the feet in winter and cool them in summer, ... But what may be considered the most important application of the loofah is in the ..."

4. Transactions of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (1899)
"loofah, a material extensively used for domestic purposes, was finally adopted ... The loofah was packed moderately thick, from 2 to 3 inches, ..."

5. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1892)
"The loofah as an Aseptic Scrubbing Brush.—Dr. John B. Roberts says in the ... I think that small pieces of the Egyptian loofah, which is found in all drug ..."

6. Quarterly Compendium of Medical Science by D. G. Brinton (1888)
"The prepared skeleton, or loofah, as it is called commercially, is cut, ... As the entire loofah can be bought for a few cents, these segments—of which from ..."

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