balsam apple


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balsam apple

n
(Plants) an ornamental cucurbitaceous vine, Momordica balsamina, of the Old World tropics, with yellow flowers and orange egg-shaped fruits
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Balsam apple

Used colloquially to mean a Horse apple. Note that the dictionary definition of balsam apple is that it is the fruit of a tropical West Indies tree.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Balsam apple - a tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruitbalsam apple - a tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit
gourd vine, gourd - any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds
genus Momordica, Momordica - Old World tropical vine
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While we don't have the specific recipe you're looking for, here's a salve recipe Ernestina Parziale, Certified Herbalist, sent us, although it's made with poplar buds, not Balsam apples or pears.