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Dictionary Definition

melon

Noun

1 any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh
2 any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers [syn: melon vine]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Any of various fruits of the family Cucurbitaceae grown for food, generally not including the cucumber.
  2. In the context of "colour": A light pinkish orange colour, like that of melon flesh.
    melon colour:   
  3. in plural slang Breasts.
  4. The head.

Translations

fruit
colour

Adjective

melon
  1. In the context of "colour": of a light pinkish orange colour, like that of melon flesh.

Translations

colour

Verb

melon

Indonesian

Noun

melon

Extensive Definition

Melon is a term used for various members of the Cucurbitaceae family with fleshy fruit. Melon can refer to either the plant or the fruit, which is a false berry. Many different cultivars have been produced, particularly of muskmelons. The plant grows as a vine.

Culinary vegetables

Culinary fruit

Oilseed sources

See also

References

  • Mabberley, D.J. 1987. The Plant Book. A portable dictionary of the higher plants. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 706 pp. ISBN 0-521-34060-8.
  • Magness, J.R., G.M. Markle, C.C. Compton. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States. Interregional Research Project IR-4, IR Bul. 1 (Bul. 828 New Jersey Agr. Expt. Sta.).

Gallery

ão - Melon (Cucumis melo L) "cantaloupes"

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