the fruit of any of various plants of the gourd family, as the muskmelon or watermelon.
medium crimson or deep pink.
the visible upper portion of the head of a surfacing whale or dolphin, including the beak, eyes, and blowhole.
a large extra dividend, often in the form of stock, to be distributed to stockholders: Profits zoomed so in the last quarter that the corporation cut a nice melon.
any windfall of money to be divided among specified participants.
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How to use melon in a sentence
One observer recalled them hitting the ground “like melons,” as the music piped into the plaza played “How Deep Is Your Love?”
And the few Afghans selling melons, watches, and cellphone credits said they may not vote for president.
The Rocky Ford garden district in Colorado began growing small melons.
Corn, wheat and oats succeed well, together with melons and culinary vegetables of all descriptions.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
Melons are also extensively cultivated here, more particularly in Wadi, and are preserved for some time by hanging.The Caravan Route between Egypt and Syria | Ludwig Salvator
British Dictionary definitions for melon
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