calabash tree

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Synonyms for calabash tree

tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds

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Indeed, the novel opens as Don Roberto, shortly before his execution, muses about the calabash tree behind his wife's house- "Der Kalebassenbaum war ein Baum der Frauen"-and ends as Dona Anna learns about the circumstances of her husband's execution.
Along the way, our taciturn guide, John, explained the uses of the local plants, from the calabash tree (good for coughs) to the gnarly Waha, whose wood formed straps on native dugout canoes.