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muskmelon

[ muhsk-mel-uhn ]

noun

  1. a round or oblong melon, occurring in many varieties, having a juicy, often aromatic, sweet, yellow, white, or green, edible flesh.
  2. the plant, Cucumis melo reticulatus, of the gourd family, bearing this fruit.


muskmelon

/ ˈmʌskˌmɛlən /

noun

  1. any of several varieties of the melon Cucumis melo, such as the cantaloupe and honeydew
  2. the fruit of any of these melons, having ribbed or warty rind and sweet yellow, white, or green flesh with a musky aroma


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Word History and Origins

Origin of muskmelon1

First recorded in 1565–75; musk + melon

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Example Sentences

The accompanying recipe is for pickled watermelon rind, but if desired muskmelon rind may be substituted.

When fully ripe, it cannot be told from the finest muskmelon or cantelope.

Muskmelon seeds placed in an undulating line in the sand-box suggest water.

They are of the color and flavor of a very insipid little muskmelon which has grown too near a patch of squashes.

Once I swiped a muskmelon from a lawyer's melon-patch, and had to see him about it.

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