- 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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One observer recalled them hitting the ground “like melons,” as the music piped into the plaza played “How Deep Is Your Love?”
Then he had to tell the garden-labourer what to do to the melons.Advice to Young Men|William Cobbett
That lot of melons should have been shut up at the right time, and I've lost 'em in consequence.Here and Hereafter|Barry Pain
Then he tried his hand at what he regarded as the summum of art—the growing of melons.Bouvard and Pcuchet|Gustave Flaubert
We used to go get loads of melons for the hogs and they got to where they didn't eat anything but the heart.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Mangoes are made from cucumbers, melons, peppers, tomatoes and peaches.