Gourd tree

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gourd tree (Bot) A tree (the Crescentia Cujete, or calabash tree) of the West Indies and Central America.
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Usage

In literature:

There they cast themselves under the tree in its shade, and drank of the gourd, and rested refreshed.
"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace
When I got up to him, it gave me no small joy to find that it was a gourd tree.
"The Swiss Family Robinson Told in Words of One Syllable" by Mary Godolphin
On coming up, I was overjoyed to find this tree, of which there were a great number, was the gourd-tree, which bears fruit on the trunk.
"The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island" by Johann David Wyss
One day I found several dry gourds that had fallen from a tree.
"The Children's Hour, v 5. Stories From Seven Old Favorites" by Eva March Tappan
Twined in the Banana tree was an immense gourd plant.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
Under a gourd tree was a heap of turtle shells.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
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In news:

Ridgefield — Neighbors, friends and families helped Kara Breuer with her eight-year tradition of hanging pumpkins and gourds from trees in her front yard.
Neighbors, friends and their families joined Breuer to paint pumpkins and gourds and hang them from branches of the tree in her front yard.
Although he's been painting gourds, sculpting discarded trees and turning trash into artistic treasures for years, two of his pieces.
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