ridge gourd


variants or ridged gourd
: angled loofah
Ridge gourd is easily found in produce markets and in Asian stores, where it is sold under the name sin qua.Malvi Doshi, Cooking Along the Ganges … , 2002
Angled luffa, grown extensively in Asia, is sometimes referred to as Chinese okra or ridged gourd. The vine is delicate and has night-blooming yellow flowers.Suzanne Ashworth and Kent Whealy, Seed to Seed … , 2002

Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ridge gourd was in 1983

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“Ridge gourd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridge%20gourd. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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