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melon / gourd / squash
cucumber / CL: 條|条
pumpkin
sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) / yam (family Dioscoreaceae)
watermelon / CL: 顆|颗, , 個|个
HSK 2
wax gourd (Cucurbitaceae, Benincasa hispida) / white gourd / white hairy melon / Chinese squash
bitter melon (bitter gourd, balsam pear, balsam apple, leprosy gourd, bitter cucumber)
luffa (loofah)
idiot / fool
papaya (Carica papaya) / genus Chaenomeles of shrubs in the family Rosaceae / Chinese flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa)
Hami melon (a variety of muskmelon) / honeydew melon / cantaloupe
Nicaragua
cantaloupe melon
fruit (plural sense) / melons and fruit
muskmelon
Ecuador
Hami melon (a variety of muskmelon) / honeydew melon / cantaloupe / also written 哈密瓜
Guatemala (Tw)
melon seeds
to partition / to divide up
cucumber
cucumber
oval face
Ecuador (Tw)
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)
Antigua and Barbuda
intertwined (as melon and vine plants) / interconnected / association (of two things)
pumpkin (Gymnopetalum chinense) / a mace with a brass head resembling a pumpkin
sour expression on one's face
(dialect) pumpkin / (fig.) oaf
point-and-shoot camera / compact camera
pickled cucumber
Gwadar Port on Arabian Sea in Pakistani province of Baluchistan
Muggles (Harry Potter)
a smaller variety of watermelon, with big, edible seeds
Guadalajara
snake melon / loofah
Tellina iridescens (a bivalve mollusk) / any similar small clam
Chinese skullcap resembling the skin of half a watermelon
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
pedicel and calyx of muskmelon (used in TCM)
Guadeloupe
Antigua
(dialect) pumpkin
jack-o'-lantern
melon farmer
pickle
white flowered gourd or calabash (family Crescentia)
malt sugar candy, a traditional offering to the kitchen god Zaoshen 灶神
papaya
(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
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)
when the melon is ripe, it falls (idiom); problems sort themselves out in the fullness of time
skull / brain / head / mind / mentality / ideas
Guazhou county in Jiuquan 酒泉, Gansu
a changeover of personnel / a new shift / (lit.) replacement for soldier on leave for the melon-picking season
snake melon
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.
guarana (Paullinia cupana)
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
Mount Aconcagua, Argentina, the highest point in the Western Hemisphere
Managua, capital of Nicaragua
Guazhou county in Jiuquan 酒泉, Gansu
spaghetti squash (Cucurbita pepo)
sweet potato or yam noodles
smashed cucumber salad
Cerro Aconcagua, mountain in the Americas
Gwadar, free trade port city in Pakistani province of Baluchistan
Sierra de Guadarrama (mountain range across Iberia, passing north of Madrid)
eggplant (Cantonese)
every potter praises his own pot (idiom) / all one's geese are swans
honeydew melon
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
smelt (family Osmeridae)
chayote or alligator pear (Sechium edule)
every potter praises his own pot (idiom) / all one's geese are swans
fool / blockhead
(dialect) pumpkin
Managua, capital of Nicaragua (Tw)
erhua variant of 腦瓜|脑瓜
(dialect) fool / a silly
Nuku'alofa, capital of Tonga (Tw)
ugly / repulsive / also written 歪瓜裂棗|歪瓜裂枣
bottle gourd
Kuala Terengganu, capital of Terengganu state, Malaysia
to let go of the big prize while grabbing at trifles (idiom)
the umbilicus of a melon
Sierra de Guadarrama (mountain range across Iberia, passing north of Madrid)
ugly / repulsive
Guadalcanal Island
(of animals) round and fat
lit. to follow the vine to get to the melon / to track sth following clues
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
idiot / fool

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