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cassaba

[kuh-sah-buh]
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casaba

or cas·sa·ba

[kuh-sah-buh]
noun
  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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Historical Examples

  • Alligator pears, cassaba melon or other fruit may be substituted for above.

    New Royal Cook Book

    Anonymous

  • Many rugs are sold under the name of Cassaba, which are really woven at Sparta.


British Dictionary definitions for cassaba

cassaba

noun
  1. a variant spelling of casaba
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casaba

cassaba

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

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

casaba

n.

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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