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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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thing ADVZ-CL:lie(PL)-DEM.PROX FOC thing game 'These lying things are playthings.' (Talking about musical instruments, calabashes, pots, pieces of cloth and pictures in various positions on the ground)
In Makarou they played calabashes ringed with cowrie shells, creating a wonderful sound to accompany this joyous, fast-paced dance.
Calabashes are commonly used for food offerings and may be painted with the image or sacred sign of the lwa concerned, as seen here on the painted calabash for Danto by the beloved Haitian painter Andre Pierre.
Through an electron microscope, the researchers can see that some of the calabashes are hollow, while others have solid cores.
To make the calabashes, the scientists allow methane gas to flow over a powdered catalyst placed at one end of a quartz tube.