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Reference: Gourd


The similarity of the Heb. to the Egyp. kiki, the castor-oil plant, suggests this as Jonah's gourd. This plant, Ricinus communis, often attains in the East the dimensions of a considerable tree. The bottle-gourd, Cucurbita lagenaria, which is often trained over hastily constructed booths, seems to satisfy the conditions of the narrative much better.

Wild gourds (pakk

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