gourd

Part of speech: noun

A melon like fruit with a hard rind; also, the plant that bears it, or a vessel made of its shell.

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Usage examples "gourd":

  1. " You are welcome," I answered, handing him a little gourd of snuff in token of hospitality. - "Child of Storm", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. He picked up the drinking- gourd and turned away. - "Lodusky", Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  3. It is almost as troublesome for the preacher to let go his hold on the weather, and not follow the Indian’ s rattling gourd, shaken at the sky, with prayer for the same object. - "Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science", Hudson Tuttle.