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watermelon

[ waw-ter-mel-uhn, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌmɛl ən, ˈwɒt ər- /
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noun
the large, roundish or elongated fruit of a trailing vine, Citrullus lanata, of the gourd family, having a hard, green rind and a sweet, juicy, usually pink or red pulp.
the vine itself.
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Origin of watermelon

First recorded in 1605–15; water + melon
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British Dictionary definitions for watermelon

watermelon
/ (ˈwɔːtəˌmɛlən) /

noun
an African melon, Citrullus vulgaris, widely cultivated for its large edible fruit
the fruit of this plant, which has a hard green rind and sweet watery reddish flesh
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