- a variety of the winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a wrinkled, yellow rind and sweet, juicy, greenish flesh.
Origin of casaba
Related Words for casabascantaloupe, gourd, papaya, watermelon, musk, casaba, honeydew, nutmeg, pepo
Examples from the Web for casabas
Historical Examples of casabas
Pant had been down the river in a dory for bananas, cocoanuts and casabas.
The aged Carib woman was frying cakes made from casabas ground to powder and mixed with water.
- a kind of winter muskmelon having a yellow rind and sweet juicy flesh
Word Origin 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."