- Crescentia cujete
- calabash tree
- Lagenaria siceraria
- bottle gourd
- calabash pipe
Other Word Forms of Calabash
Origin of Calabash
From Spanish calabaza (“pumpkin, gourd”), possibly from Arabic قرعة يابسة (qárʕa yābisa, “dry gourd”) or directly from Persian خربزه (xarboza, xarboze, “melon”), from Ancient Greek καρπός (karpós), or from a pre-Roman (Iberia) word *calapaccia; cognate with French calebasse (“gourd”).
French calebasse gourd from Spanish calabaza perhaps akin to Spanish carapacho tortoise shell, shell of a crab or other arthropod and galápago tortoise, and of pre-Roman origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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