American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A well-known plant, Cucumis Melo, and its fruit. The seeds have diuretic properties, and were formerly used in catarrhal affections. See Cucumis, melon, 1, and abdalavi.
- n. A type of melon, Cucumis melo reticulatus, with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting. Also known as cantaloupe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) 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
- 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
“The muskmelon was the largest, measuring eighteen in length, fifteen around the small end and nineteen around the large end.”
“Only the cantaloupe, properly called the muskmelon, matures fast enough - in 75 to 85 days - to be suitable for planting in areas with shorter growing seasons.”
“Shading to emphasize the round fullness of a muskmelon.”
“The sucker arrived all decked out in a gray suit and stomp boots, with arajhat stuck on his head that looked more like the rind of a muskmelon shagged from some dumpster.”
“His heart was as hard and big as a muskmelon in his chest, hammering against his ribs, bursting with adrenaline, his strength almost superhuman.”
“What you'd really like is a Tollhouse cookie or some muskmelon, cut into chunks.”
“In her push-up bra and garter belt, the full-bodied Emily looks ripe as a muskmelon and tender as a bob veal calf.”
“Then there's a slice of Japanese muskmelon and buckwheat tea.”
“I've had muskmelon popsicles from various Asian markets in the past, and they are pretty exquisite -- you feel like you're biting into a frozen chunk of the perfect melon.”
“MUSKMELON eggplant, orange blossom: a curl of frozen muskmelon , dotted with drops of a mucilaginous reduction of eggplant and an orange blossom cream, together on a spoon.”
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