melon loco

noun
melon lo·​co | \ ˌmelənˈlō(ˌ)kō, məˌlōn- \

Definition of melon loco

: 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

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History and Etymology for melon loco

Mexican Spanish melón loco, literally, crazy melon

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“Melon loco.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melon%20loco. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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