Definition of Momordica balsamina
1. Noun. A tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit.
Generic synonyms: Gourd, Gourd Vine
Group relationships: Genus Momordica, Momordica
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Literary usage of Momordica balsamina
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1. The Homeopathic Practice of Surgery, Together with Operative Surgery by Benjamin L. Hill, James George Hunt (1855)
"The Momordica balsamina we regard as in no respect inferior to the Calendula, and would recommend a trial of it by the profession. ..."
2. Carotinoids and Related Pigments: The Chromolipoids by Leroy Sheldon Palmer (1922)
"... Momordica balsamina (Balsam Apple) and Passiflora coerulea (Passion flower ... the red pigment in the bright red aril of Momordica balsamina is lycopin. ..."
3. A Clinical materia medica by Ernest Albert Farrington (1897)
"diuretic. 4. Cucurbita (Squash). The seeds are 5. Momordica balsamina. ... Fifth on the list is the Momordica balsamina; of this we have but one ..."