Calabash
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British pronunciation/kˈælɐbˌæʃ/
American pronunciation/kˈælɐbˌæʃ/
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gourd-like fruit that is typically used for culinary and decorative purposes

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calabash definition and meaning

What is a "calabash"?

Calabash, also known as bottle gourd, is a type of vegetable belonging to the gourd family. It has a long, cylindrical shape with a smooth, light green skin and white flesh inside. Calabash is commonly used in culinary dishes in various cuisines around the world. It can be cooked in soups, stews, curries, or stir-fries, or it can be sliced and fried or roasted. Calabash is known for its mild flavor and soft texture, making it a versatile ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes. Additionally, the dried, hollowed-out shells of the calabash fruit are often used as utensils, containers, or musical instruments in some cultures.

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bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd

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a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made from a calabash gourd

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tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds

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Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits

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She found a large, dried calabash and thought it would make a unique musical instrument.
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