木瓜

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

(tree) + (melon)

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin mùguā
Zhuyin ㄇㄨˋ ㄍㄨㄚ
IPA (key) /mu⁵¹ ku̯a̠⁵⁵/

NounEdit

木瓜 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin mùguā)

  1. papaya
  2. Chinese Quince (An herb used in traditional Chinese medicine.)

See alsoEdit

  • 祛风药 ("wind-eliminating" medicinal materials in traditional Chinese medicine)
  • 药材 (medicinal materials in traditional Chinese medicine)

ReferencesEdit

  • Nigel Wiseman, "English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary of Chinese Medicine", 1995. ISBN: 7-5357-1656-3.
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