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

Examples of melon baller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using a melon baller, scoop out center of apple, leaving a 1/4-inch rim. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Apple-Cinnamon Cider Cups," 27 Aug. 2020 Cut that melon in half, grab your melon baller and scoop away. Washington Post, "Ice pops are a quintessential summer treat. Here’s how to make your own.," 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, "6 Zucchini Boats to Use Up Your Summer Squash," 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, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Roasted Stuffed Sweet Onions," 27 May 2020 Bring out the rolling pins, the cookie cutters, melon ballers, and whatever else is lurking in your kitchen drawers to inspire the troops to greater artistic aspirations. Beth Segal, cleveland, "All in the family: Cooking with your kids while in quarantine," 5 May 2020 To core, a dedicated corer can do the trick; so can a melon baller. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "Pears are the unheralded stars of the fall fruit bounty. Here’s how to choose and use them.," 26 Oct. 2019 Using a melon baller or small measuring spoon, create a hole in center of each cupcake about 3/4 inch wide and 1/2 inch deep. Torie Cox, Country Living, "Carrot Patch Cupcakes," 11 Feb. 2020 To core, a dedicated corer can do the trick; so can a melon baller. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "Pears are the unheralded stars of the fall fruit bounty. Here’s how to choose and use them.," 26 Oct. 2019

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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4 Sep 2020

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“Melon baller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melon%20baller. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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