loofah

Definitions of loofah
  1. noun
    the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit
    synonyms: Luffa cylindrica, vegetable sponge
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    type of:
    dishcloth gourd, luffa, rag gourd, sponge gourd, strainer vine
    any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge
  2. noun
    the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
    synonyms: loofa, loufah sponge, luffa
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    type of:
    fiber, fibre
    a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
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