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citron melon

  1. a round, hard-fleshed watermelon, Citrullus lanatus citroides, used candied or pickled.
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Origin of citron melon

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Also called citron.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • 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

  • 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