watermelon

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noun wa·ter·mel·on \-ˌme-lən\

Definition of watermelon

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  a widely cultivated African vine (Citrullus lanatus syn. C. vulgaris) of the gourd family that bears watermelons

1615

First Known Use of watermelon

1615


WATERMELON Defined for English Language Learners

watermelon

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noun wa·ter·mel·on \-ˌme-lən\

Definition of watermelon for English Language Learners

  • : a large, round fruit that has hard, green skin, sweet, red, juicy flesh, and black seeds


WATERMELON Defined for Kids

watermelon

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noun wa·ter·mel·on \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌme-lən, ˈwä-\

Definition of watermelon for Students

  1. :  a large edible fruit with a hard rind and a sweet red juicy pulp



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