Butternut squash is a type of gourd
The definition of a gourd is a fleshy fruit with a hard outer skin, also used to create decorative ornaments, or to create drinking containers out of their shells.
A fruit with a hard outer shell that is sometimes displayed around fall is an example of a gourd.
designating a family (Cucurbitaceae, order Violales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the squash, melon, cucumber, and pumpkin
Origin of gourdMiddle English gourde ; from Old French gouorde ; from Classical Latin cucurbita
- any trailing or climbing plant belonging to the gourd family
- any of the ornamental, inedible fruits of these or related plants, esp. of a yellow-flowered variety (Cucurbita pepo ovifera) of the pumpkin
- ⌂ the dried, hollowed-out shell of such a fruit, used as a drinking cup, dipper, etc.
- Slang the head: usually in the phrase out of one's gourd, crazy, foolish, etc.
- Any of several trailing or climbing cucurbit plants bearing fruits with a hard rind, especially Lagenaria siceraria and a variety of Cucurbita pepo.
- a. The fruit of such a plant, sometimes of unusual shape or color.b. The dried and hollowed-out shell of one of these fruits, often used as a container or as a decorative object.
Origin of gourdMiddle English gourde, from Anglo-Norman, ultimately from Latin cucurbita.
- Any of the trailing or climbing vines producing fruit with a hard rind or shell, from the genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita (in Cucurbitaceae).
- A hard-shelled fruit from a plant in Lagenaria or Cucurbita.
- The dried and hardened shell of such fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration.
- (slang) Head.
- I got so stoned last night. I was out of my gourd.