winter melon

noun

Definition of winter melon

1 : any of several muskmelons (such as a casaba or honeydew melon) that are fruits of a cultivated vine (Cucumis melo indorus)
2 : a large white-fleshed melon that is the fruit of an Asian vine (Benincasa hispida) and is used especially in Chinese cooking

First Known Use of winter melon

circa 1900


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