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  1. cream-of-tartar tree, sour gourd, Adansonia gregoriinoun

    Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd

  2. sour gourd, monkey breadnoun

    African gourd-like fruit with edible pulp

  3. sour gourdnoun

    acid-tasting Australian gourd-like fruit with a woody rind and large seeds


  1. sour gourd

    Adansonia is a genus made up of eight species of medium-to-large deciduous trees known as baobabs ( or ). They are placed in the Malvaceae family, subfamily Bombacoideae. They are native to Madagascar, mainland Africa, and Australia. The trees have also been introduced to other regions such as Asia. The generic name honours Michel Adanson, the French naturalist and explorer who described Adansonia digitata. The baobab is also known as the "upside down tree", a name that originates from several myths. They are among the most long-lived of vascular plants and have large flowers that are reproductive for a maximum of 15 hours. The flowers open around dusk, opening so quickly that movement can be detected by the naked eye, and are faded by the next morning. The fruits are large, oval to round and berry-like and hold kidney-shaped seeds in a dry, pulpy matrix. In the early 21st century, baobabs in southern Africa began to die off rapidly from a cause yet to be determined. It is unlikely that disease or pests would be able to kill many trees so rapidly, and some have speculated that the die-off is a result of dehydration.


  1. sour gourd

    Sour gourd, also known as bitter gourd or Momordica charantia, is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown for its edible fruit. It’s referred to as sour due to its bitter taste. The plant is known for its medicinal properties and is used for treating various health conditions like diabetes and cancer. The fruit tends to be extremely bitter and is often used in cooking for its distinctive taste.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sour gourd in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sour gourd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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