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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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Access to and from the Nicosia courthouses will be controlled by traffic police from Heroes Street and Loukis Akritas street.
Judge Loukis Loucaides; an alternative view on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights; a collection of separate opinions (1998-2007).
Loukis, An Ontology for G2G Collaboration in Public Policy Making, Implementation and Evaluation, 15 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & L.
78) See further Loukis Loucaides, 'Environmental Protection through the jurisprudence of the European Convention on Human Rights' (2004) British Yearbook of International Law 249; Catherine Redgwell, 'Life, The Universe and Everything: A Critique of Anthropocentric Rights' in Alan Boyle and Michael Anderson (eds), Human Rights Approaches to Environmental Protection (1996) at 71.
Gloria gallery in Nicosia will start off its new season today with a solo exhibition by Loukis Menelaou under the name Beyond the Threshold.
En la misma linea, y en un reciente trabajo comparativo para empresas suizas y griegas, Arvanitis y Loukis (2009) certifican la importancia de la inversion en capital fisico, humano, tecnologico digital y organizativo en la explicacion de la productividad, aunque se constata un mayor impacto sobre la eficiencia de las nuevas fuentes co-innovadoras en las empresas suizas.
Loukis A (1996) Chemical and biological studies on two Helicrysum species of Greek origin.
FORMER Deputy Attorney-general Loukis Loucaides is suing Attorney-general Costas Clerides for his decision to suspend a private criminal case he initiated against a traffic cop with whom he had a run-in last year in Nicosia.
My theory, which I submit with a note of caution as I have been unable to substantiate it, is that Nik was doing a favour to Antenna TV's supreme boss, my good friend, Loukis P.
Motorists in the areas of Ayios Dometios and Ayios Pavlos should use Grivas Dighenis, Loukis Akritas and Cheilonos going towards Prodromou, and Grivas Dighenis up until Themistocles Dervis towards Nicosia.
Prominent lawyer and former European Court of Human Rights judge Loukis Loucaides has been charged for abusing a police officers and traffic violations, it emerged on Friday.