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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name in Guam and the Philippines of the balsam-pear and the balsam-apple (Momordica Charantia and M. Balsamina), gourdlike plants with palmate leaves and warty, yellow fruit which bursts open when ripe, displaying the seeds surrounded by a red aril.


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