AskDefine | Define cucurbit

Dictionary Definition

cucurbit n : any plant of the family Cucurbitaceae

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English

Etymology

From French cucurbite, from cucurbita.

Pronunciation

  • /kjuːˈkɜːbɪt/

Noun

cucurbit
  1. A receptacle, originally gourd-shaped and used for liquids or chemicals; a bottle or other container.
    • 1885, When Sulayman saw me, he took refuge with Allah and bade me embrace the True Faith and obey his behests; but I refused, so sending for this cucurbit he shut me up therein, and stopped it over with lead — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, vol. 1

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