genus Momordica


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Noun1.genus Momordica - Old World tropical vinegenus Momordica - Old World tropical vine    
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Cucurbitaceae, family Cucurbitaceae, gourd family - a family of herbaceous vines (such as cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin)
balsam apple, Momordica balsamina - a tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit
balsam pear, Momordica charantia - tropical Old World vine with yellow-orange fruit
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The genus Momordica includes 45 species of climbing herbaceous plants native to South Asia.