watermelon

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

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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Some top picks include cucumber (96% water), zucchini (95% water), watermelon (92% water), and grapefruit (91% water). Sally Tamarkin, SELF, "22 Easy Ways to Drink More Water Every Day," 3 Jan. 2019 Book ahead—it’s crowded and festive on weekends—and beware that the signature drink, a watermelon mojito, goes down all too easily. Sara Clemence, WSJ, "Puerto Rico on the Rebound: A Three-Day Getaway Guide," 26 Dec. 2018 And with lyrics referring to BB cream and lipstick, the whole group kept makeup minimal with radiant skin and watermelon lip tint. Lai Frances, Allure, "A Comprehensive Guide to the Evolution of Twice's Hair and Makeup," 6 Nov. 2018 The new shades are: Rager (a watermelon pink), Birthday Behavior (poppy red), Glam (a Schiaparelli pink), August (pinky nude), Rumor (blood red), and Flirtini (rose pink). Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner's 21st Birthday Kylie Cosmetics Collection Is Her Most Personal Yet," 31 July 2018 Seasonal cocktails embrace the rooftop's summery vibe: jalapeño margaritas, tiki drinks, caipirinhas, and shandys made with watermelon shrub and Corona. Adele Chapin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Washington, D.C.," 12 July 2018 Watermelon True to its name, watermelon consists of 92 percent water, making it a hydrating snack for the hot summer months. NBC News, "8 summer superfoods to eat after a tough workout," 11 July 2018 The watermelon notes blend wonderfully with the lighter wheat tastes and come on strong at the finish. Chris Morris, Fortune, "6 Beers and 6 Wines to Improve Your Fourth of July Cookout," 29 June 2018 The watermelon isn't just there for the 'gram, either; the fruit is high in vitamins and amino acids that help nourish your complexion while hydrating. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Glow Recipe's Millennial-Pink Watermelon Moisturizer Sells Out in Two Hours," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of watermelon

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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watermelon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of watermelon

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

watermelon

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

Kids Definition of watermelon

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

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