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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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I am performing at Calabash because I like beautiful things," says Couch.
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Research shows that 56% of Americans have not taken a vacation in the last year," commented Konrad Wagner, Managing Director of Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, "We want to encourage all those hard-working people to enjoy life now.
Carved from a calabash gourd, the cat was decorated with patterns burned into its surface.
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Researchers have been trying for years to verify a claim imprinted on an ornately decorated calabash that it contains a sample of the blood of the French king guillotined in Paris on January 21, 1793.
By the entrance to the show stands a voodoo talisman meant to ward off evil spirits - a colorful female statue with a calabash at its center, and covered with grasses, fabric, palm oil and scraps of animal horn.
CALABASH A Spanish person B Gourd used as a vessel C Low-wheeled carriage with a folding top.
The textures of Osakwe's collections use tediously detailed, age-old methods, like hand-stitched calabash pieces or a beautiful motif called the "Sun-bebe" that's hand-painted by the queen of the local Ogidi village.