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winter melon

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  1. a variety of late-keeping muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a sweet, edible flesh.

Origin of winter melon

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for winter melon

winter melon

  1. a variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, that has sweet fruit with pale orange flesh and an unridged rindAlso called: Persian melon
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