- dishcloth gourd
- the fibrous, vascular skeleton of the pod of a dishcloth gourd, used as a sponge
Origin of loofah; from Modern Latin Luffa, genus name of this gourd ; from Arabic l?fah, l?f
or loo·fa also luf·fa
- Any of several tropical cucurbit vines of the genus Luffa native to Asia, having cylindrical fruit with a fibrous, spongelike interior.
- The dried, fibrous part of the loofah fruit, used as a washing sponge or as a filter. Also called dishcloth gourd, vegetable sponge.
Origin of loofahArabic lūfa, singulative of lūf.
From Arabic Ù„ÙˆÙØ© (lÅ«fa).