瓜 means 'melon'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 97    Frequency: 2285   Usefulness: 6    Study set: 6-4    Grade: 9   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 15 words   Used in 69 words   Used in 149 names   Component in 21 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jinmeiyō (人名用)
   うり melon
See why (alone) and (arc) contain a "melon" component, of all things!
 () private   claw  
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瓜 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 瓜 is used 36 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
カ : 8 words FIND ALL
melon field; melon patch
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カ (read as が) : 2 words FIND ALL
wax gourd (Benincasa hispida); ash gourd; white gourd; winter melon
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ケ : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: ボケ
Japanese quince (Chaenomeles speciosa); flowering quince  (see also: マルメロ; often written with kana only)
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うり : 25 words FIND ALL
bitter melon (Momordica charantia); bitter gourd  (see also: 蔓茘枝; often written with kana only)
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An additional カ less common words include 瓜 but the reading has not yet been categorized.

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カ   うり melon   
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ム   private
つめ    つま- claw; fingernail   
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