The Caribbean Dictionary

caraille
2 definitions
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Noun
Momordica charantia often called bitter melon, bitter gourd or bitter squash in English, has many other local names. It is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean for its edible fruit. Its many varieties differ substantially in the shape and bitterness of the fruit.
Synonyms
carailla
Tags
vegetable
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caraille
 
Noun
A vine bearing a small bumpy skinned yellow or orange fruit. The leaves are used to make a bitter herbal tea that his regarded for its medicinal and purgative properties
Synonyms
cerasee, surasee
Tags
plant
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caraille
Marcelle Feb 24, 2015
We call it corilla in Guyana
Connecia merchant Dec 29, 2015
It good for u body
JSS1 Jul 01, 2016
Very interesting
Lucky Dec 05, 2017
Coocooli in dominica. I come from countryside that how I know them calling it. It has red kittle seeds. We ate them.
Yasmin Lynch Jun 19, 2018
My grandma called it Bhand Caraille because it was a smaller version of the Bitter Gourd.The Caraille or karela or bitter melon is used in pickles, peppersauce and as a vegetable that is fried or curried or stuffed.The karela is a great medication for diabetes. We boil the leaves and wash our bodies with the water, keeps our skin smooth and clean. The bhand Caraille is a beautiful ornamental plant
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