Loof (?), n. Bot.

The spongelike fibers of the fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant (Luffa Aegyptiaca); called also vegetable sponge.


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Loof (?), n. [See Luff.] [Also written luff.] Naut. (a)

Formerly, some appurtenance of a vessel which was used in changing her course; -- probably a large paddle put over the lee bow to help bring her head nearer to the wind

. (b)

The part of a ship's side where the planking begins to curve toward bow and stern.


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Loof, v. i. Naut.

See Luff.


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