Translation of gourd in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /gʊrd; gɔːrd; gʊəd/


  • 1.1 (as drinking vessel)calabaza seca empleada como vasija mate (m) (AmS) , jícara (f) (AmC, Col, Méx) , guaje (m) (Méx)
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    • The only thing they seem to do more then butchering animals in Uruguay, is drink Mate, a sort of super strong version of green tea that is drunk from a gourd through a silver straw.
    • Ancient historical documents describe the use of crude containers, such as gourds, leaves, shells, animal skins, and even human skulls.
    • She saw other people further down the river, taking drinks or filling gourds.
    1.2 [Bot] calabaza (f), jícaro (m) (AmC, Col, Méx)
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    • This is connected to a large bamboo teepee with pole beans, gourds and other climbing plants covering it.
    • Sometimes pumpkins or gourds are planted instead of squash.
    • Other unusual plants include bottle gourds whose beautiful ornamental shapes were used for hundreds of years by native Americans to carry and store water.

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