rag gourd

Definitions of rag gourd
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: dishcloth gourd, luffa, sponge gourd, strainer vine
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    types:
    Luffa cylindrica, loofah, vegetable sponge
    the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit
    Luffa acutangula, angled loofah, sing-kwa
    loofah of Pakistan; widely cultivated throughout tropics
    type of:
    vine
    a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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