spanspek

noun
span·​spek | \ ˈspänzˌpek, -nˌsp- \
plural -s

Definition of spanspek

: a usually somewhat pale-fleshed and moderately sweet muskmelon that is widely cultivated in southern Africa

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History and Etymology for spanspek

Afrikaans, alteration of spaanspek, from spaans Spanisch (from Dutch spaansch) + spek bacon, pork fat, from Middle Dutch spec

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“Spanspek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spanspek. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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