North American term for loofah.
- The smooth luffa which is without ribs is commonly known as dishcloth gourd or sponge gourd.
- The vegetable sponge, or dishcloth gourd, has a fibrous interior that can be dried and used as a sponge.
- The fruit, or loofah, also is known as the dishcloth gourd, rag gourd, or vegetable sponge.
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