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Noun: luffa  lú-fu
  1. The dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
    - loofa, loofah, loufah sponge
  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
    - dishcloth gourd, sponge gourd, rag gourd, strainer vine

Derived forms: luffas

Type of: fiber [US], fibre [Brit, Cdn], vine

Part of: genus Luffa

Encyclopedia: Luffa