calabash calabash


  1. (n) round gourd of the calabash tree
  2. (n) tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds
  3. (n) Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits
  4. (n) bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd
  5. (n) a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made from a calabash gourd


  1. The World Cup final will be played at Soccer City, the spectacularly revamped 94,000-seat stadium shaped like an African calabash gourd on the eastern outskirts of Soweto.
  2. As soon as he died a calabash of palm wine was to be broken in the yard of his hut.
  3. Swirling around him, clanging a Mexican calabash rattle, clattering a huge Swiss cowbell, tinkling a melody on dangling wires, were his friends -writers, painters, musicians.


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  1. "It is better when you have an enemy that you don't know. If you know the enemy, then it is more difficult. In Zulu we refer to a form of witchcraft called 'ukuphehla amanzi' where your enemy would mix dirt from your body in a calabash and stick a...
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Jacob Zuma Source: Independent Online

  2. "We began the planning for Calabash 2010 at the end of the first Calabash in 2001," Channer said.
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Colin Channer Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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