Definitions

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  • noun bitter melon (edible fruit, especially as it is eaten by Okinawans)

Etymologies

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From Okinawan.

Examples

  • (I really want to make a self-inflicting "goya" joke here but only a long lost Jewish ex-boyfriend would get it).

    Andrea Chalupa: Nosh On This: The Jewish Vote

  • it's about time! i mean, 'v for vendetta' came out almost a year ago! that's waaaaaaay to long for her to be off the movie screens. unfortunately, 'goya's ghosts' has no definite release date here in the US. grrrrr. hurry up! natalie's public awaits!

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Some restaurants have taken to growing goya—a bitter melon that resembles a bumpy cucumber—by their windows to create shade from the sun and help cool the interior.

    Japan Sweats Its Power Use

  • Some restaurants have taken to growing goya—a bitter melon that resembles a bumpy cucumber—by their windows to create shade from the sun and help cool the interior.

    Japan Sweats Its Power Use

  • But I always thought the White Heat a goya machine.

    BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz?

  • She grew Okinawan winter melons called goya, zucchini-shaped vegetables with a bumpy exterior, outside her fourplex in the middle of urban Los Angeles and distributed the exotic vegetables to all her Latino neighbors.

    October 2006

  • She grew Okinawan winter melons called goya, zucchini-shaped vegetables with a bumpy exterior, outside her fourplex in the middle of urban Los Angeles and distributed the exotic vegetables to all her Latino neighbors.

    A Tale of Two Grandmothers

  • But you do need one critical ingredient: goya season con azafran.

    It's up to 882.

  • February 13th, 2008 at 11:59 am yes, black beans and rice! my absolute “go-to” meal, and i got my start on the back of the goya can as well! i make some adjustments, adding some cocoa or dark chocolate, cinnamon, and coffee .and of course, i throw some of it in the blender to thicken it all up. what a delicious way to eat for a few days!

    Stormy Weather Food

  • Gore tše kamoka di fele ke ge kontinente e ka šomišana gomme ya dira gore go be le khutšo ya goya go ile.

    SPEECH BY MS S MOTUBATSE-HOUNKPATIN, ANC MP DURING THE DEBATE ON THE RESIDENT'S STATE-OF-THE-NATION ADDRESS

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