Loofah



[loo-fuh] /ˈlu fə/

noun
1.
Also called dishcloth gourd, rag gourd.

2.
Also called vegetable sponge. the dried, fibrous interior of this fruit, used as a sponge.
/ˈluːfə/
noun
1.
the fibrous interior of the fruit of the dishcloth gourd, which is dried, bleached, and used as a bath sponge or for scrubbing
2.
another name for dishcloth gourd
n.

1879, from Egyptian Arabic lufah, the name of the plant (Luffa ægyptiaca) with fibrous pods from which flesh-brushes are made.

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