Gourd meaning

gôrd, go͝ord
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Any trailing or climbing plant belonging to the gourd family.
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(slang) Head.

I got so stoned last night. I was out of my gourd.

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Any of several trailing or climbing cucurbit plants bearing fruits with a hard rind, especially Lagenaria siceraria and a variety of Cucurbita pepo.
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The dried, hollowed-out shell of such a fruit, used as a drinking cup, dipper, etc.
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Designating a family (Cucurbitaceae, order Violales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the squash, melon, cucumber, and pumpkin.
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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.

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Any of the ornamental, inedible fruits of these or related plants, esp. of a yellow-flowered variety (Cucurbita pepo ovifera) of the pumpkin.
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(slang) The head.
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Any of the trailing or climbing vines producing fruit with a hard rind or shell, from the genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita (in Cucurbitaceae).
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A hard-shelled fruit from a plant in Lagenaria or Cucurbita.
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The dried and hardened shell of such fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration.
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(slang) off
  • Very foolish; crazy.
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Origin of gourd

  • Middle English gourde from Anglo-Norman ultimately from Latin cucurbita

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman gurde, gourde, from Latin cucurbita.

    From Wiktionary