cantaloupe

noun
can·​ta·​loupe | \ ˈkan-tə-ˌlōp also -ˌlüp How to pronounce cantaloupe (audio) \
variants: or less commonly cantaloup

Definition of cantaloupe

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

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Skip apples, dried fruit and mangoes and opt instead for fruits lower in fructose or sorbitol, like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, banana, cantaloupe, pineapple and oranges. SELF, "Why This Registered Dietitian Tells (Some of) Her Patients to Avoid Kale Salads," 30 Nov. 2018 The spirit boasts a bouquet of cantaloupe with notes of pear and banana, while hints of almond and honey help bolster bright melon flavors on the palate. Fox News, "5 of the world’s best flavored vodkas," 11 Dec. 2015 Breakfast Get your day started with 1/2 cantaloupe topped with 3/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese, plus 1 slice toasted raisin bread, spread with 1 tablespoon apple butter. Delia A. Hammock, M.s., Good Housekeeping, "A 7-Day, 1,300-Calorie Meal Plan," 10 Nov. 2014 Melon Balls Use a melon baller to scoop out balls from a watermelon, honeydew, or cantaloupe. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "The Fruity Cubes Your Summer Drinks Need," 15 June 2015 But Salmonella can also turn up in unexpected places — like in tahini, or on cantaloupes, or even drugs like cannabis and kratom. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Machine learning could help figure out what pooped on your produce," 12 Dec. 2018 Lunch is cottage cheese with fresh fruit, like cantaloupe or peach. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "This Training Tweak Keeps Him Running at 70," 18 Aug. 2018 In the vegetable garden, Burch gleefully points out the serried ranks of okra, eggplant, beans, peppers, kale, cucumber, and cantaloupe. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Inside Tory Burch’s Lovingly Restored Antigua Getaway," 15 Aug. 2018 Lucky cantaloupe gets to kick it with ribbons of fancy prosciutto. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "You’re Gonna Try This Fruit Salad and You’re Gonna Love It," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of cantaloupe

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cantaloupe

Cantalupo, former papal villa near Rome, Italy

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cantaloupe

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English Language Learners Definition of cantaloupe

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

cantaloupe

noun
can·​ta·​loupe | \ ˈkan-tə-ˌlōp How to pronounce cantaloupe (audio) \

Kids Definition of cantaloupe

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

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