crenshaw melon

noun, often capitalized C
cren·​shaw melon | \ ˈkren-ˌshȯ- \
variants: or less commonly crenshaw or cranshaw melon \ ˈkran-​ˌshȯ-​ \

Definition of crenshaw melon

: a winter melon having a smooth green and gold rind and sweet salmon-colored flesh

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First Known Use of crenshaw melon

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crenshaw melon

probably from the name Crenshaw or Cranshaw

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“Crenshaw melon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crenshaw%20melon. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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