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wax' gourd"

1. a tropical Asian vine, Benincasa hispida, of the gourd family, having a brown, hairy stem, large, solitary, yellow flowers, and white, melonlike fruit.
2. the fruit itself. Also called Chinese watermelon, tunka, white gourd.

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