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

1885–90, Americanism; named after Kassaba (now Turgutlu), town near Izmir, Turkey, which exported it
Also called casaba melon.
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Related Words for casaba

cantaloupe, gourd, papaya, watermelon, musk, casaba, honeydew, nutmeg, pepo

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Historical Examples of casaba

  • Casaba melons may be served in the same ways as cantaloupes.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

British Dictionary definitions for casaba



  1. a kind of winter muskmelon having a yellow rind and sweet juicy flesh
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Word Origin for casaba

from Kassaba, former name of Turgutlu, Turkey
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Word Origin and History for casaba


1889, from Kasaba, old name of Turgutlu, in Aegean Turkey, whence the melons were imported to U.S. The old name is literally "the town."

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