- тарбуз [tarbuz] n. watermelon
As in, I have had more тарбуз in Tajikistan than at any other point in my entire life.
People here are always carrying watermelons around with them, as ungainly as that seems and actually is, because watermelon is served at practically every meal and occasion. The typical Tajik watermelon is more spherical than the oval type that I’m used to from the States, and it fairly bursts with flavor. They are like watermelons on ‘roids, which is a good thing (so long as ‘roids haven’t been used in the actual fertilization process, which I don’t believe they have).
Hurray for тарбуз!
Thanks to Hive Mind search at Flickr for finding the photograph.