ca·​sa·​ba | \ kə-ˈsä-bə How to pronounce casaba (audio) \

Definition of casaba

: any of several winter melons with usually yellow rind and sweet white, yellow, or orange flesh

Examples of casaba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their names, as well as their tastes, are exotic: casaba, galia, Hami, even Lemon Drop and Santa Claus (this latter because it is sold at the market into wintertime). Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: How to select (and utilize) melon," 2 July 2019 The secret to finding a good cantaloupe (or honeydew, Crenshaw, casaba or the other melons of this type) is to put your nose to the stem end, the round depression, and sniff. Judy Walker,, "Savory fruit salad recipes to savor summer's bounty," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of casaba

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for casaba

Kasaba (now Turgutlu), Turkey

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“Casaba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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