Definition of Bitter melon

1. Noun. a plant, ''Momordica charantia'', which produces a bitter, though edible, fruit ¹

2. Noun. the fruit of the bitter melon ¹

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Medical Definition of Bitter melon

1. The fruit of a Chinese vine related to the cucumber. Bitter melon has been used as a treatment for diabetes, gastrointestinal complaints, some cancers and viral infections. It most recently has been tried as a treatment against HIV (administered most often by enema). Little information about efficacy or proper use is available. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitter Melon

bitter almond
bitter almond oil
bitter aloes
bitter apple
bitter betch
bitter chocolate
bitter cress
bitter dock
bitter end
bitter ends
bitter floom
bitter hickory
bitter lemon
bitter melon (current term)
bitter melons
bitter orange
bitter orange peel
bitter orange peel oil
bitter orange tree
bitter pea
bitter pecan
bitter peptides
bitter pignut
bitter pill
bitter pill to swallow
bitter principle
bitter principles
bitter salts

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