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

Examples of winter melon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meat that goes into buns is also seeing inflation, and other items like red beans, winter melon and durian are scarce, said owner Joyce Chiu. Michael Hirtzer, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2022 Head to this Chinatown bakery for a variety of classic mooncakes, filled with winter melon, lotus, or red bean paste. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, 20 Sep. 2021 To be precise, Benincasa hispida, a vine whose fruit is also known as a wax gourd or winter melon. Chris Heath, The Atlantic, 15 July 2021 Ding Tea also has the best variation of one of my favorite boba tea flavors, winter melon. oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2021 Gang jued: soup with pork meatballs, winter melon, glass noodles and mushrooms. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 20 Jan. 2021 In certain parts of Southeast Asia, communities eat them raw, fried or pickled, and also along with Chinese cabbage, winter melon, and shiitake mushrooms. K A Shaji, Quartz India, 5 May 2020 At Benu, a soup made from winter melon envelops fresh silken tofu cut to look like a chrysanthemum. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, 2 Sep. 2019 Giant Wax Melon: The wax melon, also known as winter melon, can grow to 40 pounds. Robin Tribble, Popular Mechanics, 24 Jan. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of winter melon

circa 1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Winter melon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winter%20melon. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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