Definition of Momordica charantia
1. Noun. Tropical Old World vine with yellow-orange fruit.
Generic synonyms: Gourd, Gourd Vine
Group relationships: Genus Momordica, Momordica
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Momordica Charantia
Literary usage of Momordica charantia
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1. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"This species is common and widely distributed from northern Luzon to Basilan. Family CUCURBITACEAE Genus MOMORDICA momordica charantia L. AMPALAYA. ..."
2. Monks' Cookbook by Himalayan Academy, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1997)
"BITTER MELON, momordica charantia Bitter and cooling, bitter melon can provoke vata and soothe pitta and kapha. It is used to treat fever, anemia, ..."
3. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"momordica charantia abbreviate Ser. in DC. Prodr. 3:311. 1828. ... The plant appears to me to be quite distinct from momordica charantia, from which it ..."
4. Systematic Anatomy of the Dicotyledons: A Handbook for Laboratories of Pure by Hans Solereder (1908)
"Yasuda met with oxalate of lime only in the older stems ; it is specially abundant in momordica charantia, where it occurs in the form of solitary crystals ..."
5. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1855)
"... and Gourds of Cucumis prophetarum and momordica charantia. Specimens of the fruit of ... from the Guinea Coast; momordica charantia, ..."
6. Materia Indica, Or, Some Account of Those Articles which are Employed by the by Whitelaw Ainslie (1826)
"... the momordica charantia or hairy momordica; nay, I believe, there is also a third species used for similar purposes, the momordica muricata, ..."