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WORD OF THE DAY.

The Word of the Day comes from SACRED HUNGER by Barry Unsworth.


CALABASH



NOUN calabashes (plural noun) · calabash tree (noun) · calabash trees (plural noun) an evergreen tropical American tree which bears fruit in the form of large woody gourds. a gourd from the calabash tree.a water container, tobacco pipe, or other object made from the dried shell of a calabash or a similar gourd.


ORIGIN mid 17th century: from Frenchcalebasse, from Spanishcalabaza, perhaps from Persianḵarbuz‘melon’.

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