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English noun: luffa

1. luffa (plant) the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer


Synonymsloofa, loofah, loufah sponge


Broader (hypernym)fiber, fibre


Part meronymdishcloth gourd, luffa, rag gourd, sponge gourd, strainer vine

2. luffa (plant) any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge


Synonymsdishcloth gourd, rag gourd, sponge gourd, strainer vine


Broader (hypernym)vine


Narrower (hyponym)angled loofah, loofah, Luffa acutangula, Luffa cylindrica, sing-kwa, vegetable sponge


Part holonymloofa, loofah, loufah sponge, luffa


Member meronymgenus Luffa









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