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Calabash (Crescentia cujete), tree of tropical America, the woody shell of whose gourdlike fruit is used as a waterproof container. The flowers of calabash trees grow close to the trunk and main limbs, not on the tips of the branches among the leaves. They are pollinated by nectar-drinking bats and develop into 12 in (30 cm) pulpy fruit.

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