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Cal.
calaba
Calabar
calabar bean
calabar-bean vine
Calabarine
Calabash
calabash pipe
Calabash-tree
calabaza
calabazilla
calaboose
Calabozo
calabrese
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calabur tree
calabura
Calade
caladenia
Caladenia cairnsiana

calabash tree definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds [syn: calabash, calabash tree, Crescentia cujete]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Calabash Cal"a*bash (k[a^]l"[.a]*b[a^]sh), n. [Sp. calabaza, or Pg. calaba[,c]a, caba[,c]a (cf. F. Calebasse), lit., a dry gourd, fr. Ar. qar', fem., a kind of gourd + aibas dry.] 1. The common gourd (plant or fruit). 2. The fruit of the calabash tree. 3. A water dipper, bottle, bascket, or other utensil, made from the dry shell of a calabash or gourd. Calabash tree. (Bot.), a tree of tropical America (Crescentia cujete), producing a large gourdlike fruit, containing a purgative pulp. Its hard shell, after the removal of the pulp, is used for cups, bottles, etc. The African calabash tree is the baobab.



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