What does gourd mean?

Definitions for gourd
gɔrd, goʊrd, gʊərdgourd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gourd, calabash(noun)

    bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd

  2. gourd(noun)

    any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds

  3. gourd, gourd vine(noun)

    any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds

Wiktionary

  1. gourd(Noun)

    Any of the climbing or trailing plants from the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes watermelon, pumpkins and cucumbers.

    Etymology: From gurde, gourde, from cucurbita.

  2. gourd(Noun)

    A fruit from a plant that is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family.

    Etymology: From gurde, gourde, from cucurbita.

  3. gourd(Noun)

    The dried and hardened shell of a gourd fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration.

    Etymology: From gurde, gourde, from cucurbita.

  4. gourd(Noun)

    Head.

    I got so stoned last night. I was out of my gourd.

    Etymology: From gurde, gourde, from cucurbita.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gourd(noun)

    a fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceae; 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

    Etymology: [F. gourde, OF. cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L. cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. cougourdo); perh. akin to corbin basket, E. corb. Cf. Cucurbite.]

  2. Gourd(noun)

    a dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle

    Etymology: [F. gourde, OF. cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L. cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. cougourdo); perh. akin to corbin basket, E. corb. Cf. Cucurbite.]

  3. Gourd(noun)

    a false die. See Gord

    Etymology: [F. gourde, OF. cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L. cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. cougourdo); perh. akin to corbin basket, E. corb. Cf. Cucurbite.]

  4. Gourd(noun)

    alt. of Gourde

    Etymology: [F. gourde, OF. cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L. cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. cougourdo); perh. akin to corbin basket, E. corb. Cf. Cucurbite.]

Freebase

  1. Gourd

    A gourd is a plant of the family Cucurbitaceae. Gourd is occasionally used to describe crops like cucumbers, squash, luffas, and melons. The term gourd, however, can more specifically refer to the plants of the two Cucurbitaceae genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita, or also to their hollow, dried-out shell. A gourd can also have a hard shell when dehydrated. The best time to plant a gourd is very late spring to early summer and will grow very richly if in warm climate. The hard-rinded fruits can have carving done to create scenes raised in relief. Painting and wood burning are also used to decorate the shells. Gourds are one of the earliest crops to be domesticated, having been grown for at least 10,000 years as ornamentation or for making musical instruments and utensils. Normally they are inedible due to a lack of flesh or undesirable flavor, although some varieties such as the snake gourd can be eaten in addition to utilitarian purposes. Gourds of the Lagenaria genus favor a subtropical or tropical climate and grow poorly in cooler regions, so most varieties planted in Zone 7 and below are derived from Curcubita. Scientists in India have now crossbred six other less popular members of the gourd genus found in the country. These include Teasle gourd, Spine gourd, Sweet gourd, balsam apple, Momordica sahyadrica, known as vaika in Kerala and Momordica cymbalaria, called athalakka’i in Tamil Nadu. This will make the lesser known gourds commonly available.Gourd is commonly known as lauki or kaddu in Hindi.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gourd

    gōrd, or gōōrd, n. a large fleshy fruit: rind of a gourd used as a drinking-cup: the gourd plant: (pl.) hollow dice used by cheating gamblers.—ns. Gourd′iness; Gourd′-worm, a fluke or trematode worm, esp. the liver-fluke.—adj. Gourd′y, having the legs swollen—of a horse. [O. Fr. gourde, contr. from cougourde—L. cucurbita, a gourd.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gourd in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gourd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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