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balsam pear

[ bawl-suhm pair ]

noun

  1. an Old World tropical vine, Momordica charantia, of the gourd family, having yellow flowers and orange-yellow fruit.
  2. the unripe fruit of the tropical vine Momordica charantia, used as a vegetable in East, Southeast, and South Asian cuisine.


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