melon baller

noun

: 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 Prepare the strawberries: Cut the stems from your strawberries, and use a melon baller or parking knife to remove the strawberries' cores. Step 2. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 8 Apr. 2024 Other common utensil suggestions: An old fashioned potato peeler, chef’s tweezers, a tiny melon baller, a wide-mouth boba straw. Allison Morrow, CNN, 23 Mar. 2024 Cut the top off of an apple, and hollow it out with a melon baller. Kate Franke, Woman's Day, 21 Aug. 2023 Use a melon baller: Cut the apple in half first, then use the melon baller to take out the seeds and create a perfectly round, hollow center. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 9 Oct. 2023 Some strategic cuts and a melon baller make a fruit bowl that will really blow everyone away. Marcie McGoldrick, Woman's Day, 30 Aug. 2023 Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Make watermelon balls: Scoop out flesh of remaining watermelon with a sharp 1-inch melon baller, making about 10 (1-inch) balls. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 16 July 2023 Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Make watermelon balls: Scoop out flesh of remaining watermelon with a sharp 1-inch melon baller, making about 10 (1-inch) balls. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 21 June 2023 Use a melon baller to scoop out the center of apples, taking care not to scoop out too close to the bottom and sides of apples. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of melon baller was in 1950

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“Melon baller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melon%20baller. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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