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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Playing squash

I was eating squash the other day and I was wondering what, if at all, it is called in Malayalam. Botanically, it is a cousin of cucumber, which is വെള്ളരിക്ക.

Now, I think the etymology of വെള്ളരിക്ക is pretty straight forward - വെള്ള + അരി (seed) + കായ - the fruit with white seeds. 

So if I were to name squash, I would call it മഞ്ഞവെള്ളരിക്ക or something.

Does anyone know the correct Mallu name for squash?

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