gourds, fruit of Lagenaria or Cucurbita, probably of Cucurbita pepo



  • Any of the trailing or climbing vines producing fruit with a hard rind or shell, from the genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita (in Cucurbitaceae).
  • A hard-shelled fruit from a plant in Lagenaria or Cucurbita.
  • The dried and hardened shell of such fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration.
  • Any of the climbing or trailing plants from the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes watermelon, pumpkins, and cucumbers.
  • loaded dice.
  • Head.


  • From Middle English gourde, from Anglo-Norman gurde, gourde, from Latin cucurbita. cucurbit.

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