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muskmelon vs. cantaloupe
muskmelon vs. cantaloupe: What's the difference?
There are several different varieties of muskmelon, and cantaloupe is one of them. Muskmelons have sweet, juicy flesh that can be yellow, orange, white, or green. Cantaloupes have orange flesh and a rind with a rough, netlike pattern. Honeydew is another popular variety of muskmelon.
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- a round or oblong melon, occurring in many varieties, having a juicy, often aromatic, sweet, yellow, white, or green, edible flesh.
- the plant, Cucumis melo reticulatus, of the gourd family, bearing this fruit.
- cantaloupe (def. 1).
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