crenshaw melon

noun

cren·​shaw melon
ˈkren-ˌshȯ-
variants or less commonly crenshaw or cranshaw melon
ˈkran-ˌshȯ-
often capitalized C
: a winter melon having a smooth green and gold rind and sweet salmon-colored flesh

Word History

Etymology

probably from the name Crenshaw or Cranshaw

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crenshaw melon was in 1955

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“Crenshaw melon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crenshaw%20melon. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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