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winter melon

冬瓜 水果
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Chinatown Supermarket, South Salt Lake, Utah

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Cantonese
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冬瓜

Pronunciation ( Yale)
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dūng gwā

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冬瓜, ,

Mandarin
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冬瓜

Pronunciation ( Mandarin)
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dōng guā

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冬瓜, ,

Simplified
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冬瓜

Wiktionary
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冬瓜, ,

Description
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Winter melon, also known as wax gourd due to its waxy coating (which contributes to a long shelf life), is present in a variety of Chinese foods, from winter melon soup, candies, stir-frieds, and winter melon teas.

Characters
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is winter, and is melon (or gourd or squash), so 冬瓜 is winter melon.

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