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: a large oblong or roundish fruit with a hard green or white rind often striped or variegated, a sweet watery pink, yellowish, or red pulp, and usually many seeds
: a widely cultivated African vine (Citrullus lanatus synonym C. vulgaris) of the gourd family that bears watermelons
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: a large, round fruit that has hard, green skin, sweet, red, juicy flesh, and black seeds
See the full definition for watermelon in the English Language Learners Dictionary
: a large edible fruit with a hard rind and a sweet red juicy pulp
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