wax gourd


a tropical Asian vine, Benincasa hispida, of the gourd family, having a brown, hairy stem, large, solitary, yellow flowers, and white, melonlike fruit.
the fruit itself.

Nearby words

  1. wax,
  2. wax and wane,
  3. wax bean,
  4. wax cap,
  5. wax flower,
  6. wax insect,
  7. wax jack,
  8. wax light,
  9. wax moth,
  10. wax museum

Also called Chinese watermelon, tunka, white gourd.

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