[syn: calabash, calabash pipe]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Calabash \Cal"a*bash\ (k[a^]l"[.a]*b[a^]sh), n. [Sp. calabaza,
or Pg. calaba[,c]a, caba[,c]a (cf. F. Calebasse), lit., a dry
gourd, fr. Ar. qar', fem., a kind of gourd + aibas dry.]
1. The common gourd (plant or fruit).
2. The fruit of the calabash tree.
3. A water dipper, bottle, bascket, or other utensil, made
from the dry shell of a calabash or gourd.
Calabash tree. (Bot.), a tree of tropical America
(Crescentia cujete), producing a large gourdlike fruit,
containing a purgative pulp. Its hard shell, after the
removal of the pulp, is used for cups, bottles, etc. The
African calabash tree is the baobab.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: round gourd of the calabash tree
2: tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds
[syn: calabash, calabash tree, Crescentia cujete]
3: Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped
gourds as fruits [syn: bottle gourd, calabash, Lagenaria
4: bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd [syn:
5: a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made
from a calabash gourd [syn: calabash, calabash pipe]
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Calabash, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
Population (2000): 711
Housing Units (2000): 508
Land area (2000): 1.417715 sq. miles (3.671864 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.096456 sq. miles (0.249820 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.514171 sq. miles (3.921684 sq. km)
FIPS code: 09540
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 33.892619 N, 78.566547 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 28467
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.