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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cucurbit  \Cu*cur"bit\  Cucurbite 
  \Cu*cur"bite\(k[-u]*k[^u]r"b[i^]t),  n.  [L.  cucurbita  a  gourd: 
  cf  F.  cucurbite.  See  {Gourd}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  vessel  or  flask  for  distillation,  used  with  or  forming 
  part  of  an  alembic;  a  matrass;  --  originally  in  the  shape  of 
  a  gourd,  with  a  wide  mouth.  See  {Alembic}.