a round, hard-fleshed watermelon, Citrullus lanatus citroides, used candied or pickled.
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Also called citron.
Origin of citron melon
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Words nearby citron melon
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Example sentences from the Web for citron melon
Cream-tartar biscuit, and some cold bread, and some preserved plums; or was it citron-melon she meant to have?Old Friends and New|Sarah Orne Jewett
Sarah Ellen noticed with great gratification that her hostess had put on two of the best tea-cups and some citron-melon preserves.A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches|Sarah Orne Jewett