a tropical Asian vine, Benincasa hispida, of the gourd family, having a brown, hairy stem, large, solitary, yellow flowers, and white, melonlike fruit.
the fruit itself.
- Chinese water torture
noun 1. a form of torture in which water is made to drip for a long period of time onto a victim’s forehead to drive him insane
noun 1. a white to yellowish-white, gelatinous, water-insoluble substance obtained from the wax secreted by certain insects, especially a Chinese scale (Ericerus pela): used chiefly in the manufacture of polishes, sizes, and candles. /ˈtriːˌwæks/ noun 1. a yellowish wax secreted by an oriental scale insect, Ceroplastes ceriferus, and used commercially
noun 1. . noun 1. another name for differential windlass
[chin-fest] /ˈtʃɪn fɛst/ noun, Slang. 1. gabfest; bull session; rap session. noun A session of talk and gossip; bull session, gabfest (1940s+)