a variety of late-keeping muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a sweet, edible flesh.
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Origin of winter melon
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for winter melon
a variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, that has sweet fruit with pale orange flesh and an unridged rindAlso called: Persian melon
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