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

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

Full Definition of CANTALOUPE

:  a small widely cultivated muskmelon (Cucumis melo reticulatus) with a heavily netted rind and reddish-orange flesh; broadly :  muskmelon a
:  a muskmelon (Cucumis melo cantalupensis) with a rough hard warty rind that is not usually grown in North America

Variants of CANTALOUPE

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


Cantalupo, former papal villa near Rome, Italy
First Known Use: 1739

Other Food Terms

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CANTALOUPE Defined for Kids


noun can·ta·loupe \ˈkan-tə-ˌlōp\

Definition of CANTALOUPE for Kids

:  a melon usually with a hard rough skin and reddish orange flesh


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