vegetable sponge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vegetable sponge the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vegetable sponge See 1st Loof.
    • Vegetable sponge (Bot) See Loof.
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Usage

In literature:

Because of their organic indolence, sponges are often classed as vegetables.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
About three centuries and a half before the Christian era, the question, Are sponges animal or vegetable?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
The sponge had been in use many, many years before it was given a place in either the animal or vegetable kingdom.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
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