Creeping plants of the gourd family
General botanical terminology
In general botanical terminology, Yaqtin describes the group of creeping plants, which belongs to a particular family of gourds (Cucurbitaceae). They may have either rounded or long fruits, such as pumpkin, squash, or watermelon. Yaqtin is also the name of a particular plant, Lagenaria sicerariaor, commonly known as the Bottle Gourd
The word Yaqtin is mentioned once in the Holy Qur’an. Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate, says: “But we cast him forth on the naked shore in a state of sickness. And we caused to grow, over him, a spreading plant of the gourd kind.” Surat As-Saaff at, verses 145-146
The term hasn’t been mentioned in the Hadith.
ElGharib, A. E.; Botanical terms in the Holy Qur'an and Hadith "Yatin". Qatar Foundation’s Fortnightly newspaper, issue 106, Thursday 6 March 2014.