watermelon

noun wa·ter·mel·on \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌme-lən , ˈwä- \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of watermelon

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

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First Known Use of watermelon

1598


WATERMELON Defined for English Language Learners

watermelon

noun

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

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

Definition of watermelon for Students

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


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