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1. (Science: botany) a fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc, of the order Cucurbitaceae; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes.

2. A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle. Bitter gourd, colocynth.

Origin: f. Gourde, OF. Cougourde, gouhourde, fr. L. Cucurbita gourd (cf. NPr. Cougourdo); perh. Akin to corbin basket, E. Corb. Cf. Cucurbite.

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Protein contamination in bottle gourd DNA extraction

... I incubate the single seed in CTAB buffer for one hour, grind with pellet pestle, and proceed as normal, no liquid nitrogen is used. With bottle gourds, I've been excising a small amount of embryo tissue and attempting the same procedure, but I'm ending up with very low 260/280 values. I added ...

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