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loofah - Not a sponge but a dried tropical fruit used as a sponge. More...
sponge bath - An all-over washing of the body with a sponge or washcloth instead of taking a bath or shower. More...
bibulous - First meant "absorbent, like a sponge," and later figuratively meant "addicted to alcohol." More...
sponge - From Latin spongia, and Greek sphoggos, "water growth." More...