Definition of karela in English:

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karela

Pronunciation: /kəˈrelə/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

Indian name for bitter melon.
Example sentences
  • The herb karela (bitter melon) acts like insulin.
  • Bitter cucumber (Momordica charantia,) also known as bitter gourd, karela or balsam pear, may be effective as insulin in some cases.
  • Momordica charantia, also known as bitter melon, balsam pear, or karela, has been referred to as both a vegetable and a fruit, and is widely cultivated in Asia, Africa, and South America.

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Syllabification: ka·rel·a

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