taisum tiprah (Dimasa)
Contributed by: Kulendra Daulagupu on 2009-08-15
1. (Common Noun) fruit and plant of a vine-like (climber and trailer) herb originally from southern Africa and one of the most common types of melon. This flowering plant produces a special type of fruit known by botanists as a pepo, which has a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp); pepos are derived from an inferior ovary and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon (although not in the genus Cucumis), has a smooth exterior rind (green,yellow, and sometimes white) and a juicy, sweet, usually red, but sometimes orange, yellow, or pink interior flesh. NULL
English: citrullus lanatus, water-melon,
Assamese: তৰমুজ,
Bodo: खेरमुजा,
Meeteilon: tarbhooj,
Karbi: thoithe bonghom,
Hmar: dawnkhaw,
Nagamese: bangi,
Dimasa: taisum tiprah, Thaishum Pana