gourd


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gourd \Gourd\, n. [F. gourde, OF. cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L.
   cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. cougourdo); perh. akin to corbin
   basket, E. corb. Cf. Cucurbite.]
   1. (Bot.) A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the
      melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order
      Cucurbitace[ae]; and especially the bottle gourd
      (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of
      forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for
      bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes.
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   2. A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd;
      hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle. --Chaucer.
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   Bitter gourd, colocynth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gourd \Gourd\, Gourde \Gourde\ n. [Sp. gordo large.]
   A silver dollar; -- so called in Cuba, Haiti, etc.
   --Simmonds.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gourd \Gourd\, n.
   A false die. See Gord. Gourd
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gord \Gord\, n. [Written also gourd.] [Perh. hollow, and so
   named in allusion to a gourd.]
   An instrument of gaming; a sort of dice. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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