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Word of the Day 10/19/17 Cucurbit

Cucurbit (noun)
cucurbit [kyoo-kur-bit]


noun
1. a gourd.
2. any plant of the gourd family.
3. Chemistry. the gourd-shaped portion of an alembic, a vessel formerly used in distilling.



Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English cucurbite < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin cucurbita; cf. gourd, courgette

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