citron melon


noun

a round, hard-fleshed watermelon, Citrullus lanatus citroides, used candied or pickled.

Origin of citron melon

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Also called citron.
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Examples 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?

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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.