[ kuh-sah-buh ]
/ kəˈsɑ bə /
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
Words nearby casaba
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (kəˈsɑːbə) /
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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