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cantaloupe

noun can·ta·loupe \ˈkan-tə-ˌlōp also -ˌüp\

Simple Definition of cantaloupe

  • : a type of large fruit (called a melon) that has a hard, rough skin and orange flesh

Full Definition of cantaloupe

  1. 1 :  a small widely cultivated muskmelon (Cucumis melo reticulatus) with a heavily netted rind and reddish-orange flesh; broadly :  muskmelon a

  2. 2 :  a muskmelon (Cucumis melo cantalupensis) with a rough hard warty rind that is not usually grown in North America

Variants of cantaloupe

also can·ta·loup play \ˈkan-tə-ˌlōp also -ˌüp\

Origin of cantaloupe

Cantalupo, former papal villa near Rome, Italy


First Known Use: 1739



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