Noun(1) round gourd of the calabash tree(2) tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds(3) Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits(4) bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd(5) a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made from a calabash gourd
(1) The band's rhythms are unlocked, almost floating, yet groove hard enough to provoke involuntary spine twitching in the listener, with the dual percussion attack of tambour and calabash underpinning the forest of crossrhythms.(2) One of the commonest African names for the xylophone, usually with calabash resonators.(3) Carved calabash or gourds are made into masks or filled with seeds to rattle as maracas.(4) After about fifteen minutes of this, the dancing and drumming stopped and a clay calabash , twelve inches across, was filled with water and handed to the witch doctor, together with a small palm leaf.(5) Cloth, bamboo, calabash , cutlass, wood, metal, and many other materials can be used by the Grenadian artist as painting surfaces.(6) They told stories, sung, and danced and shared the contents of the calabash !(7) That bowl is shaped like a small flat calabash cut vertically.(8) Women engrave designs into yellow calabash gourds.(9) They were pictured chatting about the benefits of organic food in a food hall resplendent with purple calabash tomatoes, butternut chutney and smoked salmon from the Shetland Islands packaged in wrappers adorned with hearts.(10) The traditional kora, a stringed calabash instrument, symbolizes the singing poet tradition in the country.(11) A calabash cut in half lengthways and attached in a corner of a likely nesting place could also attract swallows.(12) We wash the food down with a calabash full of palm wine - it's a natural drink made from the dew and the juices of the palm tree.(13) The name comes from the Inca word for a calabash : traditionally, gourds were used to make vessels for the tea.(14) While a small band is playing and singing the traditional song of San Juan, blindfolded dancers from the audience try to hit the calabash with a stick.(15) Near another tent, a group of women were chanting to a rhythm beaten out on a makeshift drum: half a calabash upturned in a plastic basin of water, struck by a flip-flop.(16) At the funeral of Nanan Toto Kra, a Baoule Akan, Mossi men dance with calabash rattles.
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