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calabash


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

  • 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.
  • As soon as he died a calabash of palm wine was to be broken in the yard of his hut.
  • In the forest-girt village of Kirawara, 48 miles north of Nairobi, an awe-struck crowd of 2,000 Kikuyu tribesmen squatted in the market place amid green bananas and calabash .
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  • Colin Channer in Jamaica Gleaner
    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... Jacob Zuma http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Zuma&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFQ47WD3qRVdAhrRfNNHm_BHsNLeA Independent Online http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.iol.co.za/index.php%3Fset_id%3D1%26click_id%3D13%26art_id%3Dvn20081215103718756C726170&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHEHATPF-rV19h0m-QtOePLYnhqiQ Dec 15, 2008 14271 19290 calabash We began the planning for Calabash 2010 at the end of the first Calabash in 2001," Channer said.

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