macock

noun
ma·​cock
variants: or maycock \ ˈmāˌkäk \
plural -s

Definition of macock

: an inferior melon or other cucurbit formerly cultivated by the Indians of eastern North America

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History and Etymology for macock

from mawcawk, mahawk (in some Algonquian language of Virginia)

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“Macock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macock. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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