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Has The Mystery Of New World Bottle Gourds Finally Been Solved?
2014-02-11 11:49:05

Known to early Native Americans as a canteen or storage container, the bottle gourd was once considered an essential accessory. Since wild versions of the gourd don’t grow in the Americas, scientists have long wondered how it originated in the New World.

Information About Cucurbitaceae Brought Up To Date With New Checklist
2013-03-11 13:02:36

In 2010, it was shown that melons and cucumbers can be traced back to India. Because of the importance of the region for an understanding of Cucurbitaceae evolution and diversity, a new checklist of the Cucurbitaceae of India was produced to update the information on that family.

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2009-07-21 19:35:00

The party was over more than 4,000 years ago, but the remnants still remain in the gourds and squashes that served as dishware.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.