a climbing Old World tropical vine, Momordica balsamina, of the gourd family.
the orange, ovoid, warty fruit of this vine.
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- balsam capivi,
- balsam family,
- balsam fir,
- balsam of peru,
- balsam of tolu
Origin of balsam apple
First recorded in 1570–80
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an ornamental cucurbitaceous vine, Momordica balsamina, of the Old World tropics, with yellow flowers and orange egg-shaped fruits
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