bitter melon

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bitter melon

n.
1. A tropical annual vine (Momordica charantia) native to Asia, having yellow flowers and orange, warty fruits that open at maturity to expose red-coated seeds. Various parts of the plant are used in traditional medicine or for food.
2. The immature green fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable. In both senses also called bitter gourd.
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Chinese Karela - also known as bitter melon, fouga, bitter goud or bitter squash - is a vegetable that grows in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
We may not know any fruit that goes by Bitter Melon, but are all familiar with its other name that is bitter gourd or bitter squash or karela in India.