winter melon


winter melon

noun

Definition of WINTER MELON

1
:  any of several muskmelons (as a casaba or honeydew melon) that are fruits of a cultivated vine (Cucumis melo indorus)
2
:  a large white-fleshed melon that is the fruit of an Asian vine (Benincasa hispida) and is used especially in Chinese cooking

First Known Use of WINTER MELON

circa 1900

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