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English noun: strainer vine

1. strainer vine (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, luffa, rag gourd, sponge gourd


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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