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watermelon / CL: 顆|颗, , 個|个
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melon / gourd / squash
cucumber / CL: 條|条
sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) / yam (family Dioscoreaceae)
papaya (Carica papaya) / genus Chaenomeles of shrubs in the family Rosaceae / Chinese flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa)
pumpkin
Guatemala (Tw)
Ecuador (Tw)
Antigua and Barbuda
melon seed / seeds of pumpkin, watermelon or sunflower etc, roasted and flavored, consumed as a snack
idiot / fool
fruit (plural sense) / melons and fruit
Guadeloupe
gherkin
wax gourd (Cucurbitaceae, Benincasa hispida) / white gourd / white hairy melon / Chinese squash
Hami melon (a variety of muskmelon) / honeydew melon / cantaloupe
luffa (loofah)
Nicaragua
bitter melon (bitter gourd, balsam pear, balsam apple, leprosy gourd, bitter cucumber)
Jinguashi, town in Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan, noted for its historic gold and copper mines, used as a prisoner-of-war camp by the Japanese (1942-1945)
Ecuador
pumpkin (Gymnopetalum chinense) / a mace with a brass head resembling a pumpkin
skull / brain / head / mind / mentality / ideas
lit. ripe as a melon that rolls from its vine (idiom); fig. to know fluently / to know sth inside out / to know sth by heart
Guadalajara
cantaloupe melon
muskmelon
cucumber
to partition / to divide up
lit. if you have to use force to break a melon off the vine, it won't taste sweet (because it's only when the melon is ripe that it can be removed with just a slight twist) (idiom) / fig. if sth is not meant to be, it's no use trying to force it to happen
oval face
Hami melon (a variety of muskmelon) / honeydew melon / cantaloupe / also written 哈密瓜
pickled cucumber
peanut gallery (esp. in online forums) / onlookers who are interested in the spectacle but don't have anything knowledgeable to say about it / (neologism c. 2016)
connection / association / involvement
Muggles (Harry Potter)
Tellina iridescens (a bivalve mollusk) / any similar small clam
when the melon is ripe, it falls (idiom); problems sort themselves out in the fullness of time
cucumber
snake melon / loofah
pickle
white flowered gourd or calabash (family Crescentia)
papaya
sour expression on one's face
bottle gourd
smashed cucumber salad
point-and-shoot camera / compact camera
Chinese skullcap resembling the skin of half a watermelon
Antigua
a smaller variety of watermelon, with big, edible seeds
(dialect) pumpkin / (fig.) oaf
lit. Sow melon and you get melon, sow beans and you get beans (idiom); fig. As you sow, so shall you reap. / One must live with the consequences of one's actions. / You've made your bed, now must lie on it.
pedicel and calyx of muskmelon (used in TCM)
(dialect) pumpkin
malt sugar candy, a traditional offering to the kitchen god Zaoshen 灶神
(dialect) fool / a silly
sweet potato or yam noodles
Managua, capital of Nicaragua (Tw)
Gwadar, free trade port city in Pakistani province of Baluchistan
melon farmer
jack-o'-lantern
Gwadar Port on Arabian Sea in Pakistani province of Baluchistan
a changeover of personnel / a new shift / (lit.) replacement for soldier on leave for the melon-picking season
Guazhou county in Jiuquan 酒泉, Gansu
snake melon
Nuku'alofa, capital of Tonga (Tw)
every potter praises his own pot (idiom) / all one's geese are swans
(dialect) pumpkin
fool / blockhead
Guazhou county in Jiuquan 酒泉, Gansu
guarana (Paullinia cupana)
spaghetti squash (Cucurbita pepo)
(of a girl) to lose one's virginity / to deflower a virgin / to reach the age of 16 / (of a man) to reach the age of 64
to let go of the big prize while grabbing at trifles (idiom)
Mount Aconcagua, Argentina, the highest point in the Western Hemisphere
every potter praises his own pot (idiom) / all one's geese are swans
Cerro Aconcagua, mountain in the Americas
Sierra de Guadarrama (mountain range across Iberia, passing north of Madrid)
Managua, capital of Nicaragua
eggplant (Cantonese)
honeydew melon
erhua variant of 腦瓜|脑瓜
smelt (family Osmeridae)
Kuala Terengganu, capital of Terengganu state, Malaysia
ugly / repulsive
lit. don't tie your shoelaces in a melon patch, and don't adjust your hat under a plum tree (idiom) / fig. don't do anything that might arouse suspicion / innocent acts may be misconstrued
the umbilicus of a melon
ugly / repulsive / also written 歪瓜裂棗|歪瓜裂枣
Guadalcanal Island
(of animals) round and fat
lit. to follow the vine to get to the melon / to track sth following clues
Sierra de Guadarrama (mountain range across Iberia, passing north of Madrid)
no gourd is perfectly round, just as no man is perfect (proverb)
battle of Guadalcanal of late 1942, the turning point of the war in the Pacific
chayote or alligator pear (Sechium edule)
idiot / fool

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