melon baller

noun

Definition of melon baller

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

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Use round scraping tool or melon baller to carve windows, then carve ring around each with linoleum cutter. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 With a melon baller, scoop out two eyes from a butternut squash; reserve. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Use round scraping tool or melon baller to carve windows, then carve ring around each with linoleum cutter. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Melon Balls Use a melon baller to scoop out balls from a watermelon, honeydew, or cantaloupe. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "The Fruity Cubes Your Summer Drinks Need," 15 June 2015 Use round scraping tool or melon baller to carve windows, then carve ring around each with linoleum cutter. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Use the melon baller to carve out two round eyeballs from the fleshy side of the pumpkin scraps. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Halve cucumbers lengthwise and use melon baller to hollow out. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chunky Buffalo Blue Dip," 21 June 2018 Make teeny tiny ice cream sandwiches for kids (or for portion control at a party), using a melon baller as the ice cream scoop. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "17 Ways to Use Nilla Wafers in Almost Every Summer Dessert," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of melon baller

1950, in the meaning defined above

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