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The Greeks called our melon melopepon, or “apple-gourd,” and this became shortened to melon.
In truth some people say that melopepon didn't mean "ripe apple," but instead meant "apple gourd," but it doesn't much matter.
But when they added their word meaning "ripe" on the end making melopepon, it then became what we would call a melon.