From Middle English gourde, from Anglo-Norman gurde, gourde, from Latin cucurbita. Doublet of cucurbit.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ɡʊəd/, /ɡɔːd/
- (US) IPA(key): /ɡʊɚd/, /ɡɔɹd/
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- Rhymes: -ʊəd, -ɔː(ɹ)d, -ʊɹd
- Homophone: gored
gourd (plural gourds)
- Any of the trailing or climbing vines producing fruit with a hard rind or shell, from the genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita (in Cucurbitaceae).
- A hard-shelled fruit from a plant in Lagenaria or Cucurbita.
- The dried and hardened shell of such fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration.
- (obsolete) Any of the climbing or trailing plants from the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes watermelon, pumpkins, and cucumbers.
- (informal) loaded dice.
- (slang) Head.
- I got so stoned last night. I was out of my gourd.
dried and hardened shell of a gourd fruit
climbing or trailing plants from the family Cucurbitaceae
informal: loaded dice — See also translations at loaded dice
Inherited from Old French [Term?], from Latin gurdus.
gourd (feminine gourde, masculine plural gourds, feminine plural gourdes)
- “gourd”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
From Old French [Term?], from Latin gurdus.