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melon seed

  1. a small, broad, shallow boat for sailing or rowing, formerly used by hunters in various bays and marshes along the coast of New Jersey.
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Historical Examples

  • The mature segments are elliptical in outline or like a melon-seed, whence the name.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • If the joint is opened, fibrinous material, often in the form of melon-seed bodies, may be found lining the synovial membrane.

  • The dialogue between the gardener and Emilius about the Maltese melon-seed, is an instance of this method of instruction.