cucurbit definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different mainly climbing or trailing flowers of household Cucurbitaceae, including the squash, pumpkin, cucumber, gourd, watermelon, and cantaloupe.
    • A gourd-shaped flask forming the human body of an alembic, formerly found in distillation.
    • Any person in the Cucurbita genus of gourds.
    • A receptacle, initially gourd-shaped and utilized for liquids or chemical substances; a bottle or any other container.
    • A vessel or flask for distillation, combined with, or forming element of, an alembic; a matrass; -- initially in the shape of a gourd, with a wide mouth. See alembic.
    • A chemical vessel originally formed like a gourd, but often superficial, with a broad mouth, used in distillation.
    • A gourd-shaped vessel for holding fluids.
    • A cupping-glass.
    • A plant associated with all-natural order Cucurbitace√¶.
    • any plant of this family members Cucurbitaceae

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