casaba

noun

ca·​sa·​ba kə-ˈsä-bə How to pronounce casaba (audio)
: any of several winter melons with usually yellow rind and sweet white, yellow, or orange flesh

Example Sentences

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, 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, NOLA.com, 15 Aug. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Kasaba (now Turgutlu), Turkey

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of casaba was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Casaba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casaba. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

casaba

noun
ca·​sa·​ba kə-ˈsäb-ə How to pronounce casaba (audio)
: any of several muskmelons that have a usually yellow rind and sweet flesh and keep well
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