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 for ((Lagenaria vulgaris
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gourd \Gourd\, n. [F. gourde, OF. cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L.
     cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. cougourdo); perh. akin to corbin
     basket, E. corb. Cf. Cucurbite.]
     1. (Bot.) A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the
        melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order
        Cucurbitace[ae]; 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd;
        hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle. --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Bitter gourd, colocynth.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hercules'-club \Hercules'-club\, Hercules'-club
  \Hercules'-club\, Hercules-club \Hercules-club\prop. n.
     1. (Bot.) A densely spiny ornamental tree ({Zanthoxylum
        clava-herculis) of the rue family, growing in southeast
        U. S. and West Indies. [WordNet sense 1]
  
     Note: It belongs to the same genus as one of the trees
           ({Zanthoxylum Americanum) called prickly ash.
  
     Syn: Hercules'-clubs, Hercules-club, Zanthoxylum
          clava-herculis.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. A small, prickly, deciduous clump-forming tree or shrub
        ({Aralia spinosa) of eastern U.S.; also called Angelica
        tree and prickly ash. [WordNet sense 2]
  
     Syn: American angelica tree, devil's walking stick, Aralia
          spinosa.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. A variety of the common gourd ({Lagenaria vulgaris). Its
        fruit sometimes exceeds five feet in length.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bottle \Bot"tle\, n. [OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille,
     F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta,
     flask. Cf. Butt a cask.]
     1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but
        formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for
        holding liquids.
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     2. The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains;
        as, to drink a bottle of wine.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in
        the bottle.
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     Note: Bottle is much used adjectively, or as the first part
           of a compound.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Bottle ale, bottled ale. [Obs.] --Shak.
  
     Bottle brush, a cylindrical brush for cleansing the
        interior of bottles.
  
     Bottle fish (Zool.), a kind of deep-sea eel ({Saccopharynx
        ampullaceus), remarkable for its baglike gullet, which
        enables it to swallow fishes two or three times its won
        size.
  
     Bottle flower. (Bot.) Same as Bluebottle.
  
     Bottle glass, a coarse, green glass, used in the
        manufacture of bottles. --Ure.
  
     Bottle gourd (Bot.), the common gourd or calabash
        ({Lagenaria Vulgaris), whose shell is used for bottles,
        dippers, etc.
  
     Bottle grass (Bot.), a nutritious fodder grass ({Setaria
        glauca and Setaria viridis); -- called also foxtail,
        and green foxtail.
  
     Bottle tit (Zool.), the European long-tailed titmouse; --
        so called from the shape of its nest.
  
     Bottle tree (Bot.), an Australian tree ({Sterculia
        rupestris), with a bottle-shaped, or greatly swollen,
        trunk.
  
     Feeding bottle, Nursing bottle, a bottle with a rubber
        nipple (generally with an intervening tube), used in
        feeding infants.
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