Definitions of muskmelon
  1. noun
    any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell
    synonyms: Cucumis melo, sweet melon, sweet melon vine
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    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
    type of:
    melon, melon vine
    any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
  2. noun
    the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers
    synonyms: sweet melon
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    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
    honeydew, honeydew melon
    the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
    Persian melon
    the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large green melon with orange flesh
    casaba, casaba melon
    melon having yellowish rind and whitish flesh
    type of:
    any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh
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