winter melon


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winter melon

n.
1.
a. A tendril-bearing, sprawling annual plant (Benincasa hispida) widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical Asia for its waxy-skinned edible fruit.
b. The fruit of this plant, often cooked as a vegetable or boiled and sweetened as a confection. Also called wax gourd.
2. Any of several varieties of melon (Cucumis melo) usually having a smooth hard rind and including the honeydew melon and the crenshaw.

[Translation of Chinese (Mandarin) dōngguā : dōng, winter + guā, melon (because it keeps well and can be eaten in winter although grown in summer).]

winter melon

n
(Plants) a variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, that has sweet fruit with pale orange flesh and an unridged rind. Also called: Persian melon

win′ter mel′on


n.
a variety of late-keeping muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having sweet, edible flesh.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.winter melon - any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smellwinter melon - any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell
winter melon - the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well
Cucumis melo, muskmelon, sweet melon, sweet melon vine - any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell
2.winter melon - the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well
muskmelon, sweet melon - the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers
honeydew, honeydew melon - the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
Persian melon - the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large green melon with orange flesh
casaba, casaba melon - melon having yellowish rind and whitish flesh
Cucumis melo inodorus, honeydew melon, Persian melon, winter melon, winter melon vine - any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell
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Apart from the main pavilions, the Culinary Classroom, which was packed with people last year, has been expanded to two classrooms where would-be chefs can learn how to make Taiwanese favorites such as salted egg yolk pumpkin, winter melon bubble tea, and cold noodles.
The plantation grows 40 varieties from 20 types of fruits such as starfruit, durian (Musang King, Black Thorn, IOI, D24 and Montong), mango (Red Star, Lily, Harum Manis and Kuinin), coconut (Matag and Pandan), passionfruit, fig, lemon (yellow and green), guava and melons including watermelon, sun melon and winter melon.
The baker here has them labelled as 'Winter Melon Cake.' Diana orders three to take home to her parents, folding the bag securely and carrying them like something precious for the rest of the tour.
These small commodities, along with a bath mat, rice noodles, ponchos, and candied winter melon, were all bundled in radiant plastic globules that rested on the top bunk of a "mother-child bed" at the entrance to the exhibition.
Dinner standouts include Braised Bam Belly with saffron poached apple, charred pumpkin puree and chia spiced root vegetables, the Lime Pickled Shrimp with winter melon, cilantro, crispy shrimp heads, green tobiki and matcha rice powder and the Wood Roast Mary's Chicken with bacon braised green and sweet potato confir lavender. 
NYMPHEAS Serves 6 For the jasmine tea: 500 milliliters water 24 grams jasmine tea leaves 50 grams sugar 1/2 grams Xantana * For the elderflower ice: 50 milliliters water 50 milliliters elderflower syrup For the winter melon jelly: 175 grams winter melon sugar 350 milliliters water 1 gram agar agar For the nasturtium sauce: 5 grams nasturtium flowers, blanched 80 grams neutral glaze 15 milliliters elderf lower syrup 30 milliliters water For the sweet bean curd: 600 milliliters soymilk 90 milliliters water 12 grams douhua powder ** For the garnish: Nasturtium leaves, blanched White fungus, blanched *** Begonia flower Lotus seeds Goji berries 1 calamansi, halved *** Tapioca pearls FOR THE JASMINE TEA: Using cold infusion, brew tea for 18 hours.
Fragrance Notes: Top -- Fizzy Clementine, Winter Melon, Sparkling Mango; Mid -- Blooming Honeysuckle, Frosted Jasmine; Dry -- Dulce de Leche, Golden Amber, Shimmering Sugar.
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The dishes range from a South Indian Tomato and Tamarind Soup (Rasam); to a Street Corn Salad (Bhutta); to Five Lentil Stew (Panchratna Dal); to Curried Winter Melon (Ghiya ki Sabji).