Definition of Missouri gourd
1. Noun. Perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruit.
Generic synonyms: Gourd, Gourd Vine
Group relationships: Cucurbita, Genus Cucurbita
Terms within: Prairie Gourd
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Missouri Gourd
Literary usage of Missouri gourd
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"... some 6 others occur in the southern and southwestern United States. Type species : Cucurbita Pepo L. 1. Pepo foetidissima (HBK) Britton. Missouri gourd. ..."
2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1914)
"... affecting the "Missouri gourd" in Kansas, 164, viii, 217-20. DIPTERA. Cockerell, T, D, A.—Dermatobia in ..."
3. The University of Missouri Studies by University of Missouri (1907)
"O. foetidissima HBK Missouri gourd. FETID WILD PUMPKIN. Along the railroad near Rocheport cave. MISSOURI to NEBRASKA; TEXAS to CALIFORNIA; MEXICO. 386. ..."
4. Key and Flora: Northern and Central States by Joseph Young Bergen (1908)
"Missouri gourd. Stem stout, rough and hairy. Root very large, carrot-shaped. Leaves thick, triangular heart-shaped. Flowers 3-4 in. long. ..."