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


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.

synonyms: tobacco pipe · briar (pipe) · meerschaum · clay pipe · churchwarden · cutty · dudeen · calumet · chibouk · hookah · narghile · calean · hubble-bubble · bong · chillum

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

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