from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See honeydew melon.
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- n. A vine of the genus Benincasa cultivated throughout Asia.
- n. A green, fuzzy melon fruit taken from this vine that has sweet white flesh.
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- n. any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell
- n. the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well
Translation of Chinese (Mandarin) dōngguā : dōng, winter + guā, melon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Mandarin 冬瓜 (dōngguā) winter melon. (Wiktionary)