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Squash vs. Gourd

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Squashnoun

(uncountable) A sport played in a walled court with a soft rubber ball and bats like tennis racquets.

Gourdnoun

Any of the trailing or climbing vines producing fruit with a hard rind or shell, from the genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita (in Cucurbitaceae).

Squashnoun

(British) A soft drink made from a fruit-based concentrate diluted with water.

‘When I'm thirsty I drink squash; it tastes much nicer than plain water.’;

Gourdnoun

A hard-shelled fruit from a plant in Lagenaria or Cucurbita.

Squashnoun

A place or a situation where people have limited space to move.

‘It's a bit of a squash in this small room.’;

Gourdnoun

The dried and hardened shell of such fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration.

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Squashnoun

Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of peas.

Gourdnoun

(obsolete) Any of the climbing or trailing plants from the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes watermelon, pumpkins, and cucumbers.

Squashnoun

Something unripe or soft.

Gourdnoun

(informal) loaded dice.

Squashnoun

A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.

Gourdnoun

(slang) Head.

‘I got so stoned last night. I was out of my gourd.’;

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Squashnoun

An extremely one-sided, usually short, match.

Gourdnoun

A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceæ; 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.

Squashnoun

A plant and its fruit of any of a few species of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.

Gourdnoun

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

Squashnoun

Cucurbita maxima, including hubbard squash, great winter squash, buttercup squash, and some varieties of pumpkins.

Gourdnoun

A false die. See Gord.

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Squashnoun

Cucurbita argyrosperma subsp. argyrosperma (syn. Cucurbita mixta), cushaw squash.

Gourdnoun

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

Squashnoun

Cucurbita moschata, butternut squash, Barbary squash, China squash.

Gourdnoun

bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd

Squashnoun

Cucurbita pepo, most pumpkins, acorn squash, summer squash, zucchini.

Gourdnoun

any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds

Squashnoun

(botany) Any other similar-looking plant of other genera.

Gourdnoun

any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds

Squashnoun

Lagenaria siceraria (syn. Cucurbita verrucosa), calabash, long-neck squash.

Gourd

Gourds include the fruits of some flowering plant species in the family Cucurbitaceae, particularly Cucurbita and Lagenaria. The term refers to a number of species and subspecies, many with hard shells, and some without.

Squashnoun

(culinary) The edible or decorative fruit of these plants, or this fruit prepared as a dish.

‘We ate squash and green beans.’;

Squashnoun

Muskrat.

Squashverb

(transitive) To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.

Squashverb

To compress or restrict (oneself) into a small space; to squeeze.

‘Somehow, she squashed all her books into her backpack, which was now too heavy to carry.’; ‘We all managed to squash into Mum's tiny car.’;

Squashverb

(transitive) To suppress; to force into submission.

Squashnoun

An American animal allied to the weasel.

Squashnoun

A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.

Squashnoun

Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.

‘Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a boy; as a squash is before 't is a peascod.’;

Squashnoun

Hence, something unripe or soft; - used in contempt.

Squashnoun

A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies.

‘My fall was stopped by a terrible squash.’;

Squashnoun

A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets; - called also squash rackets.

Squashverb

To beat or press into pulp or a flat mass; to crush.

Squashnoun

any of numerous annual tendril-bearing trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits

Squashnoun

edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable

Squashnoun

a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets

Squashverb

to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition;

‘crush an aluminum can’; ‘squeeze a lemon’;

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