balsam apple

noun

Definition of balsam apple

  1. 1 :  either of two herbaceous vines of the genus Momordica: a :  bitter melon b :  a similar vine (Momordica balsamina) bearing red or orange, oblong, warty fruits

  2. 2 :  the fruit of the balsam apple plant

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1578

First Known Use of balsam apple

1578


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