Definition of Melon tree

1. Noun. Tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit.

Exact synonyms: Carica Papaya, Papaia, Papaya, Papaya Tree, Pawpaw
Terms within: Papaya
Group relationships: Carica, Genus Carica
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melon Tree

melolonthid beetle
melolonthidian
melomakarona
melomania
melomaniac
melomaniacs
melomelia
melon
melon-headed
melon-seed body
melon ball
melon ball scooper
melon ball scoopers
melon baller
melon head
melon tree (current term)
melon vine
melongene
melongenes
melonite
melonlike
melonoplasty
melons
melophobia
meloplastic
meloplasties
meloplasty
melopoeia
melopoeias
melorheostosis

Literary usage of Melon tree

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1. Text-book of Botany and Pharmacognosy by Henry Kraemer (1908)
"The l'apaw or melon tree (Carica Papaya) is a small tree with a straight. ... The melon tree is cultivated on account of the fruits, which are edible. o. ..."

2. Applied and Economic Botany: Especially Adapted for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1914)
"The Papaw or melon tree (Carica Papaya) is a small tree with a straight, ... The melon tree is cultivated on account of the fruits, which are edible. o. ..."

3. Applied and Economic Botany for Students in Technical and Agricultural by Henry Kraemer (1916)
"The Papaw or melon tree (Carica Papaya) is a small tree with a straight, ... The melon tree is cultivated on account of the fruits, which are edible. o. ..."

4. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1921)
"THE melon tree The melon pawpaw (Carica papaya) has been widely introduced experimentally in this State, and many situations are found unfitted for its ..."

5. American Horticultural Manual by Joseph L. Budd, Niels Ebbesen Hansen (1908)
"melon tree (Melon Papaw).—This is known in tropical climates as "melon zapote" (Carica papaya). In mild climates it forms a tree with stem like a palm, ..."

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