Definition of melon
1 : any of various typically sweet gourds (such as a muskmelon or watermelon) usually eaten raw as fruits
2 : something rounded like a melon: such asa : a rounded organ in the front of the head of some cetaceans and all toothed whales that is composed of lipids and waxy material and is thought to be utilized in echolocationb melons plural, slang : large breasts
3a : a surplus of profits available for distribution to stockholdersb : a financial windfall
Recent Examples of melon from the Web
This succulent melon provides a big nutritional payoff for very few calories.
And there's another hazard: black widow spiders love hiding under nice, warm melons in the field.
Slather melon with lightly sweetened mascarpone, scented with lime zest.
The explosions shattered the melons, a realistic simulation of accidents that happen every Independence Day.
The first course consisted of burrata with elderflower melon.
While Amanda cut up melon, tended to the salmon and began caramelizing onions, her husband, Hussein, 30, filled hinged glass bottles with water, ironed napkins and set the table.
Combine 2 cups of the watermelon juice, 1 cup of the gin, 1/2 cup of the green Chartreuse and the 1/4 cup of sugar in a deep bowl, stirring until the sugar dissolves, then pour the mixture over the melon balls.
And with reductions of water restrictions, backyard farmers started thinking about planting high-water crops such as sweet corn and melons this summer for the first time in years.
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MELON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of melon for English Language Learners
: a large, round fruit that has a hard skin and sweet, juicy flesh
MELON Defined for Kids
Definition of melon for Students
: a usually large fruit (as a watermelon or cantaloupe) that grows on a vine and has juicy sweet flesh and a hard rind
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