winter melon

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From Mandarin 冬瓜 (dōngguā) winter melon.

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winter melon (plural winter melons)

  1. A vine of the species Benincasa hispida cultivated throughout Asia.
  2. A green, fuzzy melon fruit with sweet white flesh, which grows on this vine.
Nearly mature winter melon

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