lagenaria vulgaris


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:

Hercules'-club \Hercules'-club\, Hercules'-club
\Hercules'-club\, Hercules-club \Hercules-club\prop. n.
   1. (Bot.) A densely spiny ornamental tree ({Zanthoxylum
      clava-herculis}) of the rue family, growing in southeast
      U. S. and West Indies. [WordNet sense 1]

   Note: It belongs to the same genus as one of the trees
         (Zanthoxylum Americanum) called prickly ash.

   Syn: Hercules'-clubs, Hercules-club, {Zanthoxylum
        clava-herculis}.
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   2. A small, prickly, deciduous clump-forming tree or shrub
      (Aralia spinosa) of eastern U.S.; also called {Angelica
      tree} and prickly ash. [WordNet sense 2]

   Syn: American angelica tree, devil's walking stick, {Aralia
        spinosa}.
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   3. A variety of the common gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris). Its
      fruit sometimes exceeds five feet in length.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bottle \Bot"tle\, n. [OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille,
   F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta,
   flask. Cf. Butt a cask.]
   1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but
      formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for
      holding liquids.
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   2. The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains;
      as, to drink a bottle of wine.
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   3. Fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in
      the bottle.
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   Note: Bottle is much used adjectively, or as the first part
         of a compound.
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   Bottle ale, bottled ale. [Obs.] --Shak.

   Bottle brush, a cylindrical brush for cleansing the
      interior of bottles.

   Bottle fish (Zool.), a kind of deep-sea eel ({Saccopharynx
      ampullaceus}), remarkable for its baglike gullet, which
      enables it to swallow fishes two or three times its won
      size.

   Bottle flower. (Bot.) Same as Bluebottle.

   Bottle glass, a coarse, green glass, used in the
      manufacture of bottles. --Ure.

   Bottle gourd (Bot.), the common gourd or calabash
      (Lagenaria Vulgaris), whose shell is used for bottles,
      dippers, etc.

   Bottle grass (Bot.), a nutritious fodder grass ({Setaria
      glauca} and Setaria viridis); -- called also foxtail,
      and green foxtail.

   Bottle tit (Zool.), the European long-tailed titmouse; --
      so called from the shape of its nest.

   Bottle tree (Bot.), an Australian tree ({Sterculia
      rupestris}), with a bottle-shaped, or greatly swollen,
      trunk.

   Feeding bottle, Nursing bottle, a bottle with a rubber
      nipple (generally with an intervening tube), used in
      feeding infants.
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