gourd

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

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gourd (plural gourds)

gourds, fruit of Lagenaria or Cucurbita, probably of Cucurbita pepo
  1. Any of the trailing or climbing vines producing fruit with a hard rind or shell, from the genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita (in Cucurbitaceae).
  2. A hard-shelled fruit from a plant in Lagenaria or Cucurbita.
  3. The dried and hardened shell of such fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration.
  4. (obsolete) Any of the climbing or trailing plants from the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes watermelon, pumpkins, and cucumbers.
  5. (informal) loaded dice.[1]
  6. (slang) Head.
    I got so stoned last night. I was out of my gourd.

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  1. ^ 1898 December 21, Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell[1], Henry Altemus Company, retrieved on December 8, 2014:

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin gurdus.

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gourd m (feminine gourde, masculine plural gourds, feminine plural gourdes)

  1. numb

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gurdus.

Adjective[edit]

gourd m (feminine gourde, masculine plural gourds, feminine plural gourdes)

  1. numb