ぐや【苦瓜】 : guya | define meaning
Region: Ryukyu (Yonaguni)
- Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), also known as the bitter gourd, or locally as the goya. It is a common ingredient in Okinawan cuisine, especially in Chanpuru stir fries.
Cognate to Kagoshima にがごい nigagoi; Miyazaki にがごり nigagori; and standard Japanese にがうり【苦瓜】 nigauri "bitter melon".