Definition of Calabash tree
1. Noun. Tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds.
Group relationships: Crescentia, Genus Crescentia
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calabash Tree
Literary usage of Calabash tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Paxton's Botanical Dictionary: Comprising the Names, History, and Culture of by Joseph Paxton (1868)
"Trees of small size, growing only in the tropics. Tlie calabash tree and some others bear eatable fruit. ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"This genus is chiefly interesting for the calabash tree, which has E ... The calabash tree is a native of Trop. Amer., is especially familiar in the VV. ..."
3. The Land of the Pink Pearl; Or, Recollections of Life in the Bahamas by Louis Diston Powles (1888)
"... on a reef—" Freddy "—Joyce and Walsingham Caves—Tom Moore's calabash-tree—Sketch of Bermudian history—• Bermudian birds—A clever boy—Start for Nassau. ..."
4. Tom Moore in Bermuda: A Bit of Literary Gossip by John Calvin Lawrence Clark (1909)
"... still keep me remembered in some of those beautiful regions of the West which I visited, I shall mention but one slight instance, MOORE'S calabash tree ..."
5. Kantner's Illustrated Book of Objects, Containing Over 2000 Fine Engravings by Washington C. Kantner (1892)
"Calabash, The fruit of the calabash-tree. Calico, Printed cotton cloth, coarser than muslin. PAGE 144. Calipers, Compasses with curved legs, for measuring ..."
6. The Bermuda Islands: An Account of Their Scenery, Climate, Productions by Addison Emery Verrill (1902)
"On this estate, farther back from the shore, in a grassy glade near the caves, is the famous old calabash tree under which Moore is said to have composed ..."