Pronunciation: (gôrd, gōrd, goord),[key] —n. 1. the hard-shelled fruit of any of various plants, esp. those of Lagenaria siceraria(white-flowered gourd or bottle gourd), whose dried shell is used for bowls and other utensils, and Cucurbita pepo(yellow-flowered gourd), used ornamentally. Cf. gourd family. 2. a plant bearing such a fruit.
3. a dried and excavated gourd shell used as a bottle, dipper, flask, etc.
4. a gourd-shaped, small-necked bottle or flask.
5. out of or off one's gourd,Slang.out of one's mind; crazy.