Definition of calabash noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkæləbæʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæləbæʃ//
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  1. 1 a container made from the hard covering of a fruit or vegetable; the fruit or vegetable from which a calabash is made see also gourd
  2. 2(also calabash tree) a tropical tree that produces a large round fruit with very hard skin, also called calabash
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French calebasse, from Spanish calabaza, perhaps from Persian k̲arbuz ‘melon’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: calabash