Definition of Sour gourd
1. Noun. Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd.
Group relationships: Adansonia, Genus Adansonia
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
2. Noun. African gourd-like fruit with edible pulp.
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.
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Literary usage of Sour gourd
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."