muskmelon

noun musk·mel·on \ ˈməsk-ˌme-lən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of muskmelon

:a usually sweet edible melon that is the fruit of an annual trailing or climbing Asian vine (Cucumis melo) of the gourd family: such as
a :any of various melons (C. melo reticulatus) with netted skin and musky odor that include most of the muskmelons cultivated in North America; especially :cantaloupe 1

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1573


MUSKMELON Defined for Kids

muskmelon

noun musk·mel·on \ ˈməsk-ˌme-lən \

Definition of muskmelon for Students

:a small round to oval melon (as a cantaloupe) with sweet usually green or orange flesh

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