gourd: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gôrd, gōrd, goord), [key]
— n.
  1. the hard-shelled fruit of any of various plants, esp. those of Lagenaria sicerariawhose dried shell is used for bowls and other utensils, and Cucurbita pepoused ornamentally. Cf. gourd family.
  2. a plant bearing such a fruit.
  3. a dried and excavated gourd shell used as a bottle, dipper, flask, etc.
  4. a gourd-shaped, small-necked bottle or flask.
  5. out of one's mind; crazy.
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