Definition of loofah in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈluːfə/


1The fibrous matter of the fluid-transport system of a marrow-like fruit, which is dried and used as a bath sponge.
Example sentences
  • 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 which produces loofahs, which are also edible.
  • Luffa cylindrica, family Cucurbitaceae.


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

Words that rhyme with loofah

hoofer, opera buffa, roofer, spoofer, tufa, woofer

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