Definition of loofah in English:


Syllabification: loo·fah
Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞ofə
(also loofa, luffa)


1A coarse, fibrous cylindrical object used like a bath sponge for washing. It consists of the dried fibrous matter of the fluid-transport system of a marrowlike fruit.
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  • Thank this angel with an array of products: bubble bath, body lotion, a loofah, and all-natural perfume or essential oil.
  • We wash using the old-fashioned way - a smallish tub full of water, a ladle, a loofah, soap and shampoo.
  • She was so adamant on showing me how to use this loofah that I couldn't get a word in edgewise to tell her I wasn't interested in loofahs at all.
2The tropical Old World climbing plant of the gourd family that produces these fruits, which are also edible.
  • Luffa cylindrica, family Cucurbitaceae


late 19th century: from Egyptian Arabic lūfa, denoting the plant.

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