Saturday, February 21, 2009
cucurbit \kyü-ˈkər-bət\ noun: 1. a vessel or flask for distillation forming the lower part of an alembic, 2. a plant of the gourd family
Etymology: Middle English cucurbite, from Anglo-French, from Latin cucurbita gourd
This is a tough word to incorporate into one's conversational vocabulary. If you find a way, let me know.