bitter melon

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Related to Bittermelon: Momordica charantia, bitter gourd

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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'Ah yes [it's] PR but before you tweet, read the PR first so you won't look like a dirty bittermelon,' Sara responded.
Other foods known to contain lycopene are red and pink grapefruit, pink guava and, in small amounts, rose hips, papaya, bittersweet carrots and an Asian melon called bittermelon. However, 80% of lycopene consumption in the United States is from tomato products including juice, pasta and pizza sauce, ketchup, soup and salsa.
Wong's farming experience is evident in her ability to harvest over 35 kilograms of vegetables--including pok choy, chrysanthemums, amaranth, spinach, long bean, hairy gourd, shallots, sweet potato shoots and leaves, bittermelon and parsley--from her three and a half square-metre plot.