melon loco

noun

melon lo·​co
ˌmelənˈlō(ˌ)kō,
məˌlōn-
: a rough creeping cucurbitaceous vine (Apodanthera undulata) of the southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico that has a small fruit resembling a gourd and containing seeds rich in oil

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish melón loco, literally, crazy melon

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“Melon loco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melon%20loco. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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