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balsam pear

[ bawl-suhm pair ]
/ ˈbɔl səm ˈpɛər /
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noun
an Old World tropical vine, Momordica charantia, of the gourd family, having yellow flowers and orange-yellow fruit.
the unripe fruit of the tropical vine Momordica charantia, used as a vegetable in East, Southeast, and South Asian cuisine.
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