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[loo-fuh] /ˈlu fə/

Also called dishcloth gourd, rag gourd.

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

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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