from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tendril-bearing annual Old World vine (Momordica balsamina) grown as an ornamental for its yellow flowers and orange warty fruits that open at maturity to expose red-coated seeds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an East Indian plant (Momordica balsamina), of the gourd family, with red or orange-yellow cucumber-shaped fruit of the size of a walnut, used as a vulnerary, and in liniments and poultices.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An annual cucurbitaceous plant of tropical regions, Momordica Balsamina, bearing a small warty fruit of a red or orange color.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit
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