loofah

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A loofah (the sponge)

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Etymology[edit]

From Egyptian Arabic لُوفَة(lūfa).

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Noun[edit]

loofah (plural loofahs)

  1. A tropical vine, of the genus Luffa, having almost cylindrical fruit with a spongy, fibrous interior; the dishcloth gourd
  2. The dried fibrous interior used as a sponge for bathing
  3. Any bathing sponge

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Verb[edit]

loofah (third-person singular simple present loofahs, present participle loofahing, simple past and past participle loofahed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To clean or scrub with a loofah.
    • 2006, Scott Dikkers, ‎Peter Hilleren, Destined for Destiny (page 63)
      And she took good care of my feet, massaging them and loofahing the calluses away.
    • 2012, Jill Smolinski, Objects of My Affection
      I may have snuck in showering myself—plus shaving, loofahing, hair blow-drying, reapplying makeup, changing my outfit five times, and winding up in what I started out with.

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