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  1. bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceae; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Alt. of Gourde Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Fleshy, threecelled, many-seeded fruit, such as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc.; especially, a nonedible variety of such fruit whose dried shell serves for bottles, cups, dippers, etc.; a vessel or dipper made from such a fruit; the plant bearing the fruit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A large fleshy fruit: rind of a gourd used as a drinking cup: the gourd plant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Vine bearing a fruit with hard rind; the fruit, or a vessel made of its rind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A melon like fruit with a hard rind; also, the plant that bears it, or a vessel made of its shell. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A plant allied to the cucumber; its shell used to hold liquids. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A false die. See Gord. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The name of a plant which produces a large fruit somewhat of a bottle shape, a native of warm climates; also its fruit; a vessel made from its outer shell. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. 1. Kikayan only in ( Jonah 4:6-10 ) The plant which is intended by this word, and which afforded shade to the prophet Jonah before Nineveh, is the Ricinus commnunis , or castor-oil plant, which, a native of Asia, is now naturalized in America, Africa and the south of Europe. This plant varies considerably n size, being in India a tree, but in England seldom attaining a greater height than three or four feet. The leaves are large and palmate, with serrated lobes, and would form un excellent shelter for the sun-stroken prophet. The seeds contain the oil so well known under the name of "castor oil," which has for ages been in high repute as a medicine. It is now thought by many that the plant meant is a vine of the cucumber family, a gemline gourd, which is much used for shade in the East. 2. The wild gourd of ( 2 Kings 4:39 ) which one of "the sons of the prophets" gathered ignorantly, supposing them to be good for food, is a poisonous gourd, supposed to be the colocynth, which bears a fruit of the color and size of an orange, with a hard, woody shell. As several varieties of the same family, such as melons, pumpkins, etc., are favorite articles of refreshing food amongst the Orientals, we can easily understand the cause of the mistake. biblestudytools.com
  15. Jonah's gourd ( Jonah 4:6-10 ), bearing the Hebrew name kikayon (found only here), was probably the kiki of the Egyptians, the croton. This is the castor-oil plant, a species of ricinus, the palma Christi, so called from the palmate division of its leaves. Others with more probability regard it as the cucurbita the el-keroa of the Arabs, a kind of pumpkin peculiar to the East. "It is grown in great abundance on the alluvial banks of the Tigris and on the plain between the river and the ruins of Nineveh." At the present day it is trained to run over structures of mud and brush to form boots to protect the gardeners from the heat of the noon-day sun. It grows with extraordinary rapidity, and when cut or injured withers away also with great rapidity. biblestudytools.com
  16. Wild gourds ( 2 Kings 4:38-40 ), Heb. pakkuoth, belong to the family of the cucumber-like plants, some of which are poisonous. The species here referred to is probably the colocynth (Cucumis colocynthus). The LXX. render the word by "wild pumpkin." It abounds in the desert parts of Syria, Egypt, and Arabia. There is, however, another species, called the Cucumis prophetarum, from the idea that it afforded the gourd which "the sons of the prophets" shred by mistake into their pottage. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Gourd". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  17. g[=o]rd, or g[=oo]rd, n. a large fleshy fruit: rind of a gourd used as a drinking-cup: the gourd plant: (pl.) hollow dice used by cheating gamblers.--ns. GOURD'INESS; GOURD'-WORM, a fluke or trematode worm, esp. the liver-fluke.--adj. GOURD'Y, having the legs swollen--of a horse. [O. Fr. gourde, contr. from cougourde--L. cucurbita, a gourd.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Cucurbita-g. Bitter, Cucumis colocynthis-g. Bottle, Cucurbita pepo. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. (Large fleshy fruit of) kinds of trailing or climbing plants; rind of the fruit emptied, dried, & used as bottle &c. Hence gourdful (2) n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. A plant, a bottle. Complete Dictionary

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