casaba

or cas·sa·ba

[ kuh-sah-buh ]
/ kəˈsɑ bə /

noun

a variety of the winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a wrinkled, yellow rind and sweet, juicy, greenish flesh.

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Also called casaba melon.

Origin of casaba

1885–90, Americanism; named after Kassaba (now Turgutlu), town near Izmir, Turkey, which exported it
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casaba

cassaba

/ (kəˈsɑːbə) /

noun

a kind of winter muskmelon having a yellow rind and sweet juicy flesh

Word Origin for casaba

from Kassaba, former name of Turgutlu, Turkey
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