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loofah (n.)

1879 (as lough, 1865), from Egyptian Arabic lufah, the name of the plant (Luffa ægyptiaca) with fibrous pods from which flesh-brushes are made.

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Definitions of loofah

loofah (n.)
the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer;
Synonyms: loofa / luffa / loufah sponge
loofah (n.)
the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit;
Synonyms: vegetable sponge / Luffa cylindrica
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