cantaloupe

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

Definition of cantaloupe

  1. 1 :  a small widely cultivated muskmelon (Cucumis melo reticulatus) with a heavily netted rind and usually 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

or less commonly

cantaloup

Origin and Etymology of cantaloupe

Cantalupo, former papal villa near Rome, Italy


First Known Use: 1739


CANTALOUPE Defined for English Language Learners

cantaloupe

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

Definition of cantaloupe for English Language Learners

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


CANTALOUPE Defined for Kids

cantaloupe

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noun can·ta·loupe \ˈkan-tə-ˌlōp\

Definition of cantaloupe for Students

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



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