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Synonyms for calabash

round gourd of the calabash tree

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tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds

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

bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd


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a pipe for smoking

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My favourite chapter, entitled 'The calabash behind the calabash behind the calabash', brilliantly addresses Samburu notions and practices of 'respect' (nkanyi), showing that maintaining respect is a balancing act involving dissimulation and deception, display and disguise, and that the emphasis on respect, cooperation and altruism may express the difficulties in maintaining these ideals rather than the necessity of following them.
While searching for new lesson ideas for an African-art unit, I came across a lesson based on James Rumford's book, Calabash Cat and His Amazing Journey (Houghton Mifflin; 2003).
Dubai: The journey has been painful,long and uneventful, but Erwan Charpy's almost forgotten racehorse Calabash Cove is set to make a remarkable return to action four years and eight months since he last visited a racecourse.
Editor Ahuja is a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry; he's an analytical chemist based in Calabash, North Carolina and is affiliated with Pace University.
Researchers have been trying for years to verify a claim imprinted on an ornately decorated calabash that it contains a sample of the blood of the French king guillotined in Paris on January 21, 1793.
Calabash in the October issue ["A Nose for the Limelight," 78 RPM], my family had a different version of the story from my uncle, Phil Cohan, who produced The Durante-Moore Show.
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By the entrance to the show stands a voodoo talisman meant to ward off evil spirits - a colorful female statue with a calabash at its center, and covered with grasses, fabric, palm oil and scraps of animal horn.
CALABASH A Spanish person B Gourd used as a vessel C Low-wheeled carriage with a folding top.
The textures of Osakwe's collections use tediously detailed, age-old methods, like hand-stitched calabash pieces or a beautiful motif called the "Sun-bebe" that's hand-painted by the queen of the local Ogidi village.
Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, a resort in Saint Lucia, West Indies, has announced a Valentine's Day offer.
Before coming to the University of Nebraska he founded and served as executive director of the University of South Carolina Arts Institute, and he continues as programming director of the Calabash International Literary Festival, held annually in Jamaica.
Langley is Holmes complete with deerstalker and calabash pipe while his long time sidekick Andrew Fettes, who also designed the set, is Dr Watson.
With a preface by Paul Holdengraber, this anthology brings together poets who have read at the Calabash International Literary Festival during its first ten years, creating "what the festival would look like were all 100 poets who have read at Calabash over the years to come together on a late-May weekend to read"
Objective: Calabash chalk is a naturally occurring mineral consumed among the Nigerian community for pleasure and commonly by pregnant women as a remedy for morning sickness.