balsam pear definition

  • noun:
    • A tropical, Old World, tendril-bearing yearly vine (Momordica charantia) having yellow flowers and orange, warty fresh fruits that available at readiness to reveal red-coated seeds.
    • The immature fresh fruit for this plant, used as a vegetable in Asian food. The ready fresh fruit is not consumed. Also known as sour gourd, sour melon.
    • sour melon
    • tropical Old World vine with yellow-orange good fresh fruit
    • A tropical, Old World, tendril-bearing annual vine (Momordica charantia) having yellow flowers and orange, warty fruits that open at readiness to reveal red-coated seeds.
    • The immature fresh fruit of the plant, used as a vegetable in Asian food. The ready fresh fruit is not eaten. Also known as sour gourd, bitter melon.
    • bitter melon
    • tropical old-world vine with yellow-orange fresh fruit

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