Balsam apple



a climbing Old World tropical vine, Momordica balsamina, of the gourd family.
the orange, ovoid, warty fruit of this vine.
Historical Examples

The garden balsam is an annual plant, Impatiens balsamina, and the balsam apple is the fruit of Momordica balsamina, nat.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

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an ornamental cucurbitaceous vine, Momordica balsamina, of the Old World tropics, with yellow flowers and orange egg-shaped fruits

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