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1. a tropical American evergreen tree, Crescentia cujete, that produces large round gourds: family Bignoniaceae
2. another name for the bottle gourd
3. the gourd of either of these plants
4. the dried hollow shell of a gourd used as the bowl of a tobacco pipe, a bottle, rattle, etc.
5. calabash nutmeg a tropical African shrub, Monodora myristica, whose oily aromatic seeds can be used as nutmegs: family Annonaceae



a vessel made from the fruit of the calabash treeor from gourds. The calabash, intended primarily to store bever-ages, has been used in Africa, South America, and New Guineasince ancient times. Calabashes are often decorated with plant orgeometric designs done by burning, incising, or painting inbright natural colors.

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Group E animals during this period of 4weeks were given sodium arsenite 5mg/kg/day and Lagenaria siceraria 100mg/kg/day (powder obtained after grinding the shade dried fruit mixed with calculated dose of normal saline)20.
Rootstock Potential of Turkish Lagenaria siceraria Germplasm for Watermelon: Plant Grafted Mini-watermelon Plants under Deficit Irrigation.
Devi Rajeswari, "Lagenaria siceraria aided green synthesis of ZnO NPs: anti-dandruff, Anti-microbial and Anti-arthritic activity," Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, vol.
Sus hojas eran deshidratadas al sol y almacenadas -hasta un ano- dentro de sus viviendas en recipientes confeccionados con frutos de Lagenaria siceraria. Actualmente estos usos no siguen vigentes.
Bodhankar, "Effect of Lagenaria siceraria fruit powder on sodium oxalate induced urolithiasis in Wistar rats," Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, vol.
O porongo (Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl.) e uma planta herbacea da familia das Cucurbitaceae, tem origem africana (BISOGNIN et al., 2002) e e tradicional em muitos paises tropicais e subtropicais (PRAJAPATI et al., 2010), nos quais apresenta uma ampla gama de utilizacao.
Acanthaceae 8303 Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Cucurbitaceae 244 Standl.
elaterium) and bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Stadl.)] was investigated.
2258 BP) include Banisteriopsis caapi, bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), guava (Psidium guajava), maize, manioc, and sweet potato.
The gourd mentioned in both the Qur'an and the Bible as shading the prophet Jonah from the sun may have been the common trailing plant we know as "bitter gourd", Citrullus colocynthis, familiar in rawdhats and oases all over this country, but more likely it was the fast-growing climber Lagenaria siceraria or "bottle gourd".