Gourd (?), n. [F. gourde, OF. cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L. cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. cougourdo); perh. akin to corbin basket, E. corb. Cf. Cucurbite.]

1. Bot.

A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceae; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes.

2.

A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle.

Chaucer.

Bitter gourd, colocynth.

 

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Gourd, n.

A false die. See Gord.

 

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Gourd, Gourde n. [Sp. gordo large.]

A silver dollar; -- so called in Cuba, Hayti, etc.

Simmonds.

 

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