Bittere Melone

Wilder Bitterkürbis, Bittergurke, Bitterkürbis im Garten

Momordica Charantia

Synonyme:
Bitterer Kürbis
Bitter Melon (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • bittermelon

Etymology

Calque of Chinese 苦瓜 (kǔguā).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪtəɹ ˈmɛlən/

Noun

bitter melon (plural bitter melons)

  1. A vine, Momordica charantia, which produces a bitter, though when properly prepared edible, fruit.
  2. (Australia) A similar fruit-bearing vine, Citrullus lanatus (Citroides Group).
  3. The fruit of the bitter melon vine.

Synonyms

  • balsam pear, bitter gourd, karela, cerasee (Jamaica)

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