calabash tree definition

  • noun:
    • a tree of exotic The united states (Crescentia cujete), creating a large gourdlike good fresh fruit, containing a purgative pulp. Its hard-shell, following the removal of the pulp, is employed for cups, bottles, etc. The African calabash tree could be the baobab.
    • exotic American evergreen that produces big round gourds

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