muskmelon

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noun musk·mel·on \ˈməsk-ˌme-lən\

Definition of muskmelon

  1. :  a usually sweet edible melon that is the fruit of an annual trailing or climbing Asian vine (Cucumis melo) of the gourd family: such asa :  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 1b :  winter melon 1

First Known Use of muskmelon

1573


MUSKMELON Defined for Kids

muskmelon

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noun musk·mel·on \ˈməsk-ˌme-lən\

Definition of muskmelon for Students

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


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