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    Bitter gourd

    Hi,

    Do you call it "bitter gourd"?
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    Re: Bitter gourd

    You can, if you wish. You can also call it bitter melon or bitter squash. It has other names.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momordica_charantia
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    Re: Bitter gourd

    I might start to call it a momordica charantia - much more exotic and sounds like a character from Tolkien! Until now, I think I had only heard "bitter squash".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-May-2016 at 17:01. Reason: Fixed typo
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    Re: Bitter gourd

    In AmE, gourds are inedible relatives of squashes. I'd use one of the other suggestions.
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