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The Gaur Of Karelay


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You know, people often mention the word ਗੌਰ when talking about karela (bitter gourd).

I've never understood what they've meant. Anyone know?

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I haven't found the word gaur being defined as bitter in any dictionary???

Punjabi Translation adj. ਕੌੜਾ, ਕਸੈਲਾ; ਦੁਖਾਵਾਂ, ਅਣਭਾਉਂਦਾ; ਸਖ਼ਤ, ਤੁੰਦ, ਜ਼ੋਰਦਾਰ, ਕੜਾਕੇਦਾਰ; ਕਠੋਰ, ਰੁੱਖਾ; ਵਿਅੰਗਮਈ, ਤਨਜ਼ੀਆ, ਚੁਭਵਾਂ; ਤਲਖ਼; ਕੜਾਕੇ ਦਾ ਠੰਢਾ; ਦੁਖਦਾਈ; ਅਸਹਿ; ਔਖਾ, ਕਠਿਨ; ਜੋਸ਼ੀਲਾ, ਪੁਰਜ਼ੋਰ। adv. ਕੜਾਕੇ ਦਾ, ਬਹੁਤ ਜ਼ਿਆਦਾ; ਬੜੀ ਤੀਬਰਤਾ ਨਾਲ। n. ਕੁੜੱਤਣ, ਕੜਵਾਹਟ; ਮਸਾਲੇਦਾਰ ਸ਼ਰਾਬ, ਬਿਟਰ। v.t. ਕੌੜਾ ਕਰਨਾ, ਕਸੈਲਾ ਬਣਾਉਣਾ।
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