Definitions for loofahˈlu fə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

loo•fahˈlu fə(n.)(pl.)-fahs or -fas.

or loo•fa ; also luffa

  1. any of several tropical vines of the genus Luffa, of the gourd family, bearing large elongated fruit. the fruit of such a vine.

    Category: Plants

  2. the dried fibrous interior of this fruit, used as a sponge.

    Category: Plants

Origin of loofah:

1860–65; < NL Luffa < Ar lūf

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loofa, loofah, luffa, loufah sponge(noun)

    the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer

  2. loofah, vegetable sponge, Luffa cylindrica(noun)

    the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit


  1. loofah(Noun)

    A tropical vine, of the genus Luffa, having almost cylindrical fruit with a spongy, fibrous interior; the dishcloth gourd

  2. loofah(Noun)

    The dried fibrous interior used as a sponge for bathing

  3. Origin: From ليفة.


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