Definition of Crescentia cujete

1. Noun. Tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds.

Exact synonyms: Calabash, Calabash Tree
Group relationships: Crescentia, Genus Crescentia
Generic synonyms: Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crescentia Cujete

Crede's methods
Cree
Creek
Creek Confederacy
Creeks
Crees
Creighton
Cremona
Cremonas
Crenosoma vulpis
Creole
Creoles
Creon
Crepis
Crescentia
Crescentia cujete
Cretacean
Cretaceans
Cretaceous
Cretaceous period
Cretacious
Cretan
Crete
Creuse
Creutzfeld Jacob disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Crewe
Crex
Crex crex
Cricetidae

Literary usage of Crescentia cujete

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1. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"... in entire cells the crystals can be seen in situ. The bark is faintly bitter and a little acrid ; it has no particular odour. crescentia cujete, Linn. ..."

2. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1857)
"is also edible,9 and the sub-acid pulp of the fruit of crescentia cujete, L., affords food to the negroes.10 ..."

3. Manual of the Trees of North America (exclusive of Mexico). by Charles Sprague Sargent (1905)
"The Calabash-tree, crescentia cujete, L., a native of the West Indies, and now planted in all tropical countries, is the most useful member of the genus. ..."

4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1903)
"The calabash trees were of the same general shape as those of crescentia cujete of the West Indies, with dense long curved spreading leafy branches like ..."

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