how to pronounce gourd


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gourd is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of gourd in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the hearty gourd that we love to use in …”

meanings of gourd


  1. A hard-shelled fruit from a plant in Lagenaria or Cucurbita.
  2. Any of the trailing or climbing vines producing fruit with a hard rind or shell, from the genera Lagenaria and Cucurbita (in Cucurbitaceae).
  3. Any of the climbing or trailing plants from the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes watermelon, pumpkins, and cucumbers.
  4. The dried and hardened shell of such fruit, made into a drinking vessel, bowl, spoon, or other objects designed for use or decoration.
  5. Loaded dice.
  6. Head.

gourd frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gourd occurs in english on average 1.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics gourd can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that gourd can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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