1. the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer

Similar word(s): loofa, loofah

Definition categories: plant, fiber, fibre

2. 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

Definition categories: plant, vine