毛瓜

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • ("fuzzy," "hairy") + ("gourd," "squash"); unripe winter melon fruit is fuzzy, hence the name.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin máoguā
Zhuyin ㄇㄠˊ ㄍㄨㄚ
IPA (key) /mɑʊ̯³⁵ ku̯a̠⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

毛瓜 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin máoguā)

  1. a not yet ripe winter melon

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