Definition of Calabazilla
1. Noun. Perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruit.
Generic synonyms: Gourd, Gourd Vine
Group relationships: Cucurbita, Genus Cucurbita
Terms within: Prairie Gourd
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calabazilla
Literary usage of Calabazilla
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"calabazilla. Fig. 1142. Perennial: long-running, scarcely prickly: Ivs. large, cordate- triangular, grayish pubescent, the margin shallowly ..."
2. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"Gray) Other English names: Missouri Gourd, calabazilla, Fetid Wild Native. Perennial. Propagates by seeds. Time of bloom: April to July. ..."
3. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"... HBK calabazilla. Stems many feet long; leaves triangular-cor- 'late or sub-cordate, 4 to 8 in. long ; calyx-tube % in. long ; corolla 3 to 4 in. long; ..."
4. California Desert Trails by Joseph Smeaton Chase (1919)
"... as is also a powder of the mistletoe of the desert juniper, or of the root of the common wild gourd, or calabazilla, mixed with sugar. ..."
5. California Plants in Their Homes: A Botanical Reader for Children by Alice Merritt Davidson (1898)
"... or calabazilla, frequently spreads itself over waste ground and neglected fields in the south, and very troublesome it is if it gains a foothold in ..."