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
Add berries, citrus, melon and more to water, sodas or even sangria for a tasty way to stay hydrated this summer.
Continue planting tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, cucumbers, squash, melons and other summer edibles.
Some form of citrus is usually added to play on the zesty note from the Campari liqueur, but this Pioneer Square bar tweaked it with cantaloupe cordial and garnished the drink with melon balls.
Bananas and melons were left to rot on market stalls, and slippers and other footwear were scattered.
Sweet potatoes, carrots, and melons are some of their favorite treats.
Another plot supports bitter melon, to Seyler's surprise.
Stone fruits such as nectarines, cherries and peaches marry beautifully with bourbon; lime, ripe melons and mezcal can make for glorious margaritas; strawberries and Campari match up in color and complement each other’s flavors perfectly.
Richard, who’s 14, has been ahead in viewer preferences for several weeks and zoo officials just awarded him 12 melons for his popularity.
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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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