Definition of spanspek
: a usually somewhat pale-fleshed and moderately sweet muskmelon that is widely cultivated in southern Africa
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Origin and Etymology of spanspek
Afrikaans, alteration of spaanspek, from spaans Spanisch (from Dutch spaansch) + spek bacon, pork fat, from Middle Dutch spec
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