Dried fibrous part of the gourd-like fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer; SYN. loofah, luffa, loufah sponge.
Sinonimi: vegetable sponge | Luffa cylindrica
Or luffa; Fibrous skeleton of the cylindrical fruit of the dishcloth gourd Luffa cylindrica, family Cucurbitaceae, used as a bath sponge.The bathroom loofah; SYN. vegetable sponge, Luffa cylindrica.
ETYM New Lat., from Arabic lűfah.
Any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge.