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(Plants) an ornamental cucurbitaceous vine, Momordica balsamina, of the Old World tropics, with yellow flowers and orange egg-shaped fruits
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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.
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|Noun||1.||balsam apple - a tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit|
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