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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Weird Word Wednesday

noun  cal·a·bash  \ˈka-lə-ˌbash\
Definition of calabash
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:  a tropical American tree (Crescentia cujete) of the bignonia family; also :  its large hard-shelled globose fruit
:  gourd; especially :  one whose hard shell is used for a utensil
:  a utensil (as a bottle or dipper) made from the shell of a calabash

Origin of calabash

French & Spanish; French calebasse gourd, from Spanish calabaza

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
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