I'm looking for the English name for a vegetable / fruit that looks like an Ivy Gourd. The taste is similar as well, but the texture is gritty. The Gujarati pronunciation is puhr-ver, but I have no idea what vegetable / fruit this is. Thank you.

  • Is that the Gujarati name for the thing you're asking about, or for ivy gourd? If it's the thing you're asking about, giving the actual Gujarati spelling might help you get answers.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 18:41
  • Are you looking for gherkin?
    – Escoce
    Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 21:05
  • @Escose Nope, a Pointed Gourd is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks though! Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 21:42

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Found it! Here is the Wikipedia article on the gourd: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichosanthes_dioica

It is also known as the Pointed Gourd.

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