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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gourd /ˈgord, ˈgɔrd, ˈgʊrd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gord n. [Written also gourd.]  An instrument of gaming; a sort of dice. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gourd n.
 1. Bot. A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceæ; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes.
 2. A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle.
 Bitter gourd, colocynth.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gourd, n. A false die. See Gord.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gourd, Gourde  n.  A silver dollar; --  so called in Cuba, Haiti, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd [syn: calabash]
      2: any of numerous inedible fruits with hard rinds
      3: any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with
         hard rinds [syn: gourd vine]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) Jonah's gourd (Jonah 4:6-10), bearing the Hebrew name
    _kikayon_ (found only here), was probably the kiki of the
    Egyptians, the croton. This is the castor-oil plant, a species
    of ricinus, the palma Christi, so called from the palmate
    division of its leaves. Others with more probability regard it
    as the cucurbita the el-keroa of the Arabs, a kind of pumpkin
    peculiar to the East. "It is grown in great abundance on the
    alluvial banks of the Tigris and on the plain between the river
    and the ruins of Nineveh." At the present day it is trained to
    run over structures of mud and brush to form boots to protect
    the gardeners from the heat of the noon-day sun. It grows with
    extraordinary rapidity, and when cut or injured withers away
    also with great rapidity.
      (2.) Wild gourds (2 Kings 4:38-40), Heb. pakkuoth, belong to
    the family of the cucumber-like plants, some of which are
    poisonous. The species here referred to is probably the
    colocynth (Cucumis colocynthus). The LXX. render the word by
    "wild pumpkin." It abounds in the desert parts of Syria, Egypt,
    and Arabia. There is, however, another species, called the
    Cucumis prophetarum, from the idea that it afforded the gourd
    which "the sons of the prophets" shred by mistake into their