A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceæ; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes.
- Any of several trailing or climbing plants related to the pumpkin, squash, and cucumber and bearing fruits with a hard rind.
- The fruit of such a plant, often of irregular and unusual shape.
- The dried and hollowed-out shell of one of these fruits, often used as a drinking utensil.
- off Slang Very foolish; crazy.