sour gourd

sour gourd
noun
1. Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd
Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Adansonia, ↑genus Adansonia
2. African gourd-like fruit with edible pulp
Syn: ↑monkey bread
Hypernyms: ↑edible fruit
Part Holonyms: ↑baobab, ↑monkey-bread tree, ↑Adansonia digitata
3. acid-tasting Australian gourd-like fruit with a woody rind and large seeds
Hypernyms: ↑edible fruit
Part Holonyms: ↑cream-of-tartar tree, ↑Adansonia gregorii

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noun
1.
b. : the acid fruit of the cream-of-tartar tree
2. : baobab

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the acid fruit of any of several African or Australian trees belonging to the genus Adansonia, of the bombax family, as the baobab, A. digitata.
[1630-40]

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sour gourd,
1. the acid fruit of an Australian tree of the bombax family.
2. the tree itself; bottle tree.
3. = baobab. (Cf.baobab)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Sour gourd — Sour Sour, a. [Compar. {Sourer}; superl. {Sourest}.] [OE. sour, sur, AS. s?r; akin to D. zuur, G. sauer, OHG. s?r, Icel. s?rr, Sw. sur, Dan. suur, Lith. suras salt, Russ. surovui harsh, rough. Cf. {Sorrel}, the plant.] 1. Having an acid or sharp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sour-gourd — sourˈ gourd noun 1. The cream of tartar tree 2. A tropical grass related to millet 3. Sorrel • • • Main Entry: ↑sour …   Useful english dictionary

  • sour gourd — n. 1. an Australian tree (Adansonia gregorii) of the bombax family with a gourdlike fruit 2. its woody fruit, with acid pulp and large seeds 3. BAOBAB …   English World dictionary

  • sour gourd — the acid fruit of any of several African or Australian trees belonging to the genus Adansonia, of the bombax family, as the baobab, A. digitata. [1630 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • sour-gourd — n. (Bot.) Baobab, monkey bread, lalo plant (A dansonia digitata) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sour gourd — /saʊə ˈgʊəd/ (say sowuh goouhd) noun 1. the acid fruit of the baobab. 2. the tree itself …  

  • Sour — Sour, a. [Compar. {Sourer}; superl. {Sourest}.] [OE. sour, sur, AS. s?r; akin to D. zuur, G. sauer, OHG. s?r, Icel. s?rr, Sw. sur, Dan. suur, Lith. suras salt, Russ. surovui harsh, rough. Cf. {Sorrel}, the plant.] 1. Having an acid or sharp,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sour dock — Sour Sour, a. [Compar. {Sourer}; superl. {Sourest}.] [OE. sour, sur, AS. s?r; akin to D. zuur, G. sauer, OHG. s?r, Icel. s?rr, Sw. sur, Dan. suur, Lith. suras salt, Russ. surovui harsh, rough. Cf. {Sorrel}, the plant.] 1. Having an acid or sharp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sour grapes — Sour Sour, a. [Compar. {Sourer}; superl. {Sourest}.] [OE. sour, sur, AS. s?r; akin to D. zuur, G. sauer, OHG. s?r, Icel. s?rr, Sw. sur, Dan. suur, Lith. suras salt, Russ. surovui harsh, rough. Cf. {Sorrel}, the plant.] 1. Having an acid or sharp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sour gum — Sour Sour, a. [Compar. {Sourer}; superl. {Sourest}.] [OE. sour, sur, AS. s?r; akin to D. zuur, G. sauer, OHG. s?r, Icel. s?rr, Sw. sur, Dan. suur, Lith. suras salt, Russ. surovui harsh, rough. Cf. {Sorrel}, the plant.] 1. Having an acid or sharp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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