Definitions of melon

n any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh

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melon ball
a bite of melon cut as a sphere
muskmelon, sweet melon
the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers
large oblong or roundish melon with a hard green rind and sweet watery red or occasionally yellowish pulp
cantaloup, cantaloupe
the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh
winter melon
the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well
net melon, netted melon, nutmeg melon
the fruit of a variety of muskmelon vine; a melon with netlike markings and deep green flesh
Type of:
edible fruit
edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

n any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers

melon vine
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Citrullus vulgaris, watermelon, watermelon vine
an African melon
Cucumis melo, muskmelon, sweet melon, sweet melon vine
any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell
Cucumis sativus, cucumber, cucumber vine
a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
Cucumis melo cantalupensis, cantaloup, cantaloup vine, cantaloupe, cantaloupe vine
a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh
Cucumis melo inodorus, Persian melon, honeydew melon, winter melon, winter melon vine
any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell
Cucumis melo reticulatus, net melon, netted melon, nutmeg melon
a muskmelon vine with fruit that has a thin reticulated rind and sweet green flesh
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gourd, gourd vine
any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds

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