calabazilla

calabazilla
noun
perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruit
Hypernyms: ↑gourd, ↑gourd vine
Member Holonyms: ↑Cucurbita, ↑genus Cucurbita
Part Meronyms: ↑prairie gourd

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/kal'euh beuh zee"euh/, n.
a prostrate vine, Cucurbita foetidissima, of the gourd family, native to southwestern North America, having yellow flowers, round, inedible green and yellow fruit, and an unpleasant odor. Also called mock orange, Missouri gourd, wild pumpkin.
[1880-85, Amer.; < MexSp calabacilla < Sp: squirting cucumber, dim. of calabaza; see CALABASH]

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