from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several varieties of the melon Cucumis melo, such as the cantaloupe, having fruit characterized by a netted rind and edible flesh with a musky aroma.
- n. The fruit of any of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of melon, Cucumis melo reticulatus, with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting. Also known as cantaloupe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant (Cucumis Melo) of the gourd family, having a peculiar aromatic flavor, and cultivated in many varieties, the principal sorts being the cantaloupe, of oval form and yellowish flesh, and the smaller nutmeg melon with greenish flesh. See Illust. of melon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A well-known plant, Cucumis Melo, and its fruit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell
- n. the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers
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