EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GOURD
With her head bent forward, she stared at some petals that had fallen from the gourd.
"I went all the way," answered Allan, lifting the gourd of well-water to his lips.
"Dip her deep, son," he would say as he emptied the gourd and sent the boy for more.
Here's a gourd, there's a yeast powder can, and there's a tin cup.
He provided himself also with a pilgrim's staff and a gourd to drink from.
He placed the gourd on the edge of the table where we could all see it.
Mrs. Ralston, unobserved, went to the table and picked up the gourd.
During all this, some added to the noise by rattling pebbles in a gourd.
When the gourd is all flourishing, a worm may unseen be preying at its root!
Then he placed my hat on top of the gourd and the effect was most grotesque.
c.1300, from Anglo-French gourde, from Old French coorde, ultimately from Latin cucurbita "gourd," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to cucumis "cucumber."