cantaloupe

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

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

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

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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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