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Calabash vs. Pumpkin

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Calabashnoun

A tree (known as the calabash tree; Crescentia cujete) native to Central and South America, the West Indies, and southern Florida, bearing large, round fruit used to make containers (sense 3); the fruit of this tree.

Pumpkinnoun

A domesticated plant, in species Cucurbita pepo, similar in growth pattern, foliage, flower, and fruit to the squash or melon.

Calabashnoun

The bottle gourd (calabash vine, Lagenaria siceraria), believed to have originated in Africa, which is grown for its fruit that are used as a vegetable and to make containers (sense 3); the fruit of this plant.

Pumpkinnoun

The round yellow or orange fruit of this plant.

Calabashnoun

A container made from the mature, dried shell of the fruit of one of the above plants; also, a similarly shaped container made from some other material.

Pumpkinnoun

(uncountable) The color of the fruit of the pumpkin plant.

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Calabashnoun

A calabash and its contents; as much as fills such a container.

Pumpkinnoun

(Australia) Any of a number of cultivars from the genus Cucurbita; known in the US as winter squash.

Calabashnoun

(musical instrument) A musical instrument, most commonly a drum or rattle, made from a calabash fruit.

Pumpkinnoun

(US) A term of endearment for someone small and cute.

Calabashnoun

The common gourd (plant or fruit).

Pumpkinnoun

A well-known trailing plant (Cucurbita pepo) and its fruit, - used for cooking and for feeding stock; a pompion.

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Calabashnoun

The fruit of the calabash tree.

Pumpkinnoun

a coarse vine widely cultivated for its non-keeping large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes

Calabashnoun

A water dipper, bottle, bascket, or other utensil, made from the dry shell of a calabash or gourd.

Pumpkinnoun

usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn

Calabashnoun

round gourd of the calabash tree

Pumpkin

A pumpkin is a cultivar of winter squash that is round with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and is most often deep yellow to orange in coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp.

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Calabashnoun

tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds

Calabashnoun

Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits

Calabashnoun

bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd

Calabashnoun

a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made from a calabash gourd

Calabashnoun

an evergreen tropical American tree which bears fruit in the form of large woody gourds.

Calabashnoun

a gourd from the calabash tree.

Calabashnoun

a water container, tobacco pipe, or other object made from the dried shell of a calabash or a similar gourd.

Calabash

Calabash (Lagenaria siceraria), also known as bottle gourd, white-flowered gourd, long melon, birdhouse gourd, New Guinea bean and Tasmania bean, is a vine grown for its fruit. It can be either harvested young to be consumed as a vegetable, or harvested mature to be dried and used as a utensil, container, or a musical instrument.

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