Definition of Sour gourd

1. Noun. Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd.

2. Noun. African gourd-like fruit with edible pulp.
Exact synonyms: Monkey Bread
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Adansonia Digitata, Baobab, Monkey-bread Tree

3. Noun. Acid-tasting Australian gourd-like fruit with a woody rind and large seeds.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Adansonia Gregorii, Cream-of-tartar Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sour Gourd

sour-gum family
sour bread
sour cherries
sour cherry
sour cherry tree
sour cream
sour dock
sour fig
sour gourd (current term)
sour grapes
sour gum
sour krout
sour mash
sour mash whiskey
sour note
sour orange
sour puss
sour pusses
sour salt

Literary usage of Sour gourd

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1. Food and Hygiene: An Elementary Treatise Upon Dietetics and Hygienic Treatment by William Tibbles (1907)
"The calabash, baobab, or sour-gourd of North Africa, and another sour- gourd in Australia, are large fruit, the pulp of which is acid but pleasant. ..."

2. Every Man His Own Gardener: The Complete Gardener : Being a Gardener's by John Abercrombie, Thomas Mawe (1832)
"... Ethiopian sour-gourd. ... or Ethiopian sour- gourd of Senegal, Digitated, or finger leaved adansonia. ..."

3. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"Baobab, Monkey-bread tree, Sour-gourd tree, Cream-of-tartar tree. ... and also known as monkey-bread, cream of tartar tree, and sour-gourd tree. ..."

4. The To-morrow of Death; Or, The Future Life According to Science by Louis Figuier (1888)
"To these colossi of the animal kingdom let us oppose the colossi of the vegetable: the enormous sour gourd which covers with its shade hundreds of square ..."

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