Etymology
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gourd (n.)

c. 1300, from Anglo-French gourde, Old French coorde, ultimately from Latin cucurbita "gourd," which is of uncertain origin, perhaps from a non-IE language and related to cucumis "cucumber" (see cucumber). Dried and excavated, the shell was used as a scoop or dipper.

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Definitions of gourd

gourd (n.)
bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd;
Synonyms: calabash
gourd (n.)
any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds;
gourd (n.)
any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds;
Synonyms: gourd vine
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