Definition of Balsam apple

1. Noun. A tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit.

Exact synonyms: Momordica Balsamina
Generic synonyms: Gourd, Gourd Vine
Group relationships: Genus Momordica, Momordica



Lexicographical Neighbors of Balsam Apple

baloneys
balonie
baloo
baloos
balotade
balotades
balrog
balrogs
bals
balsa
balsa raft
balsa wood
balsalazide
balsam
balsam Canada
balsam apple (current term)
balsam capivi
balsam family
balsam fir
balsam firs
balsam herb
balsam of Peru
balsam of copaiba
balsam of tolu
balsam pear
balsam poplar
balsam willow
balsam woolly aphid
balsamaria
balsamarium

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 ..."

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