Cu*cur"bit, Cu*cur"bite (k?-k?r"b?t), n. [L. cucurbita a gourd: cf. F. cucurbite. See Gourd.] Chem.
A vessel of flask for distillation, used with, or forming part of, an alembic; a matrass; -- originally in the shape of a gourd, with a wide mouth. See Alembic.
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