Definition of Melon vine
1. Noun. Any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers.
Terms within: Melon
Generic synonyms: Gourd, Gourd Vine
Specialized synonyms: Citrullus Vulgaris, Watermelon, Watermelon Vine, Cucumis Melo, Muskmelon, Sweet Melon, Sweet Melon Vine, Cucumber, Cucumber Vine, Cucumis Sativus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melon Vine
Literary usage of Melon vine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1878)
"I 've heard of the new law, and I '11 stop the melon-vine." " Let him pass, guards," shouted the king; " and send him hither." A little page dressed in ..."
2. Laboratory Exercises in General Zoölogy by Glenn Washington Herrick (1907)
"Find a melon vine, or, some time before it is needed, plant some seeds of this ... C. Examine the melon vine, and note the fuzzy appearance of the stems. ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"QUEEN ANNE'S POCKET MELON. Vine small, as in the last: fr. size and shape of orange, somewhat flattened at the ends, very regular and smooth, marbled with ..."
4. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1874)
"When, therefore, a melon-vine made its appearance quite in the wrong place, it was spared through the wisdom of that oracle. It went sprawling over the ..."
5. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"... pumpkin-vine, melon-vine, £x. The fruit is very beautiful to look at, of the size and colour of an orange, but smooth and glossy. ..."