Definition of Gourd

1. Noun. Bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd.

Exact synonyms: Calabash
Generic synonyms: Bottle



2. Noun. Any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds.
Specialized synonyms: Calabash
Generic synonyms: Fruit

3. Noun. Any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds.

Definition of Gourd

1. n. A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceæ; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes.

2. n. A false die. See Gord.

3. n. A silver dollar; -- so called in Cuba, Hayti, etc.

Definition of Gourd

1. Noun. Any of the climbing or trailing plants from the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes watermelon, pumpkins and cucumbers. ¹

2. Noun. A fruit from a plant that is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. ¹

3. Noun. The dried and hardened shell of a gourd fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) Head. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gourd

1. a hard-shelled fruit [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gourd

1. 1. A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc, of the order Cucurbitaceae; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes. 2. A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle. Bitter gourd, colocynth. Origin: F. Gourde, OF. Cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L. Cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. Cougourdo); perh. Akin to corbin basket, E. Corb. Cf. Cucurbite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gourd

gouks
goulards extract
goulash
goulashes
gould
goulden
gound
goundou
goundy
gour
goura
gourami
gouramies
gouramis
gouras
gourd (current term)
gourd family
gourd tree
gourd vine
gourde
gourder
gourders
gourdes
gourdful
gourdier
gourdiest
gourdiness
gourdlike
gourds
gourdworm

Literary usage of Gourd

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Egg or orange gourd, the Cucurbita am/era (now considered a variety of C. repo), ... Noah's gourd or bottle, a kind of flat circular bottle of Oriental ..."

2. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"They are all alluded to in the following rant of Pistol : Let voitures gripe thy guts I for gourd and fu\lu* holds, And Ai^A and lav beguiles the rich and ..."

3. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"The juice of this gourd, when chewed, is very beneficial to the stomach.37 CHAP. ... There is another variety of the wild gourd, known as the " colocynthis ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"gourd (cucurbita, Linn.), the name of a number of kinds of different sized fruits, which belong to rapidly growing plants, and some of which have such hard ..."

5. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"To the gourd family belong the ... alternate and palmately ribbed, lobed, or angled leaves, and monoecious, sometimes dioecious Common gourd (Lag. ur. ..."

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