Definition of Melon

1. Noun. Any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh.

Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Specialized synonyms: Melon Ball, Muskmelon, Sweet Melon, Watermelon
Group relationships: Melon Vine

2. Noun. Any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers.

Definition of Melon

1. n. The juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon, and citron melon; also, the plant that produces the fruit.

Definition of Melon

1. Noun. Any of various fruits of the family Cucurbitaceae grown for food, generally not including the cucumber. ¹

2. Noun. A light pinkish orange colour, like that of some melon flesh. ¹

3. Noun. (in the plural slang) Breasts. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) The head. ¹

5. Adjective. Of a light pinkish orange colour, like that of melon flesh. ¹

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Definition of Melon

1. any of various gourds [n -S]

Medical Definition of Melon

1. 1. The juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon, and citron melon; also, the plant that produces the fruit. 2. A large, ornamental, marine, univalve shell of the genus Melo. Melon beetle A genus of cactaceous plants (Melocactus) having a fleshy and usually globose stem with the surface divided into spiny longitudinal ridges, and bearing at the top a prickly and woolly crown in which the small pink flowers are half concealed. M. Communis, from the West Indies, is often cultivated, and sometimes called Turk's cap. The related genus Mamillaria, in which the stem is tubercled rather than ribbed, and the flowers sometimes large. Origin: F, fr. L. Melo, for melopepo an apple-shaped melon, Gr.; apple + a species of large melon; cf. L. Malum apple. Cf. Marmalade. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melon

melolonthid beetle
melon (current term)
melon-seed body
melon ball
melon ball scooper
melon ball scoopers
melon baller
melon head
melon tree
melon vine

Literary usage of Melon

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1. Went to Kansas: Being a Thrilling Account of an Ill-fated Expedition to that by Miriam Davis Colt (1862)
"He took out his large knife from his belt, and made signs for my melon; ... So here I am again—have feasted the remaining ones on the big melon, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"These three melon» are grown on a very large scale for the market, and there are middlemen who now make a specialty of the melon crop in its season. ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"The Mahometans say that the eating of a melon produces a thousand good works. ... The melon-pumpkin or squash is soft and without heart, hence "lire un ..."

4. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1865)
"The type of the first class was probably the original, old-fashioned Musk melon, characterized by the thick network of grey lines over its surface, ..."

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