木瓜

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

(tree) + (melon)

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin mùguā
Zhuyin ㄇㄨˋ ㄍㄨㄚ
IPA (key) /mu⁵¹ ku̯a̠⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

木瓜 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin mùguā)

  1. papaya
  2. Chinese Quince (An herb used in traditional Chinese medicine.)

See also[edit]

  • 祛风药 ("wind-eliminating" medicinal materials in traditional Chinese medicine)
  • 药材 (medicinal materials in traditional Chinese medicine)

References[edit]

  • Nigel Wiseman, "English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary of Chinese Medicine", 1995. ISBN: 7-5357-1656-3.