Definition of Balsam apple
1. Noun. A tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit.
Generic synonyms: Gourd, Gourd Vine
Group relationships: Genus Momordica, Momordica
Lexicographical Neighbors of Balsam Apple
Literary usage of Balsam apple
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Manual of the Flora of Jackson County, Missouri by Kenneth Kent Mackenzie, Benjamin Franklin Bush (1902)
"WILD balsam apple. Ours with corymbose-paniculate staminate flowers and usually solitary pistillate flowers. Fruit spiny, dehiscent at summit. ..."
2. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture \ by Peter Henderson (1910)
"M. balsamina, balsam apple, is in all respects the samo, excepting that the fruit is smaller and nearly round. This fruit in Syria is famous for curing ..."