melon baller


Definition of melon baller

: a spoonlike utensil with a sharp edge used especially for cutting ball-shaped pieces from the pulp of a fruit

Examples of melon baller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After baking, use the large end of a pastry tip or a melon baller to remove a plug of cake, then fill it with festive sprinkles to surprise anyone who takes a bite. Erin Mayer, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Aug. 2021 Remove cookie sheets from oven and working quickly, press an indentation in the center of each mound of dough using a melon baller or the back of a spoon. Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, 17 Dec. 2020 Raid the kitchen drawers for a regular melon baller ($10, Target) and use it to carve out circles all-around your pumpkin. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Sep. 2020 Simply cut a circle at the top, scoop out the inside with a melon baller, rinse and fill with your choice of food. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 17 Nov. 2020 Using a melon baller, scoop out center of apple, leaving a 1/4-inch rim. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, 27 Aug. 2020 Cut that melon in half, grab your melon baller and scoop away. Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2020 To scoop out the zucchini flesh with ease, our Test Kitchen recommends using a melon baller ($10, Bed Bath & Beyond). Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 July 2020 Remove all but the outer two layers of each onion by scooping out the centers with a spoon or melon baller, reserving the insides. Paul Stephen,, 27 May 2020

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First Known Use of melon baller

1950, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2021

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“Melon baller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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