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casaba

[kuh-sah-buh] /kəˈsɑ bə/
noun
1.
a variety of the winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a wrinkled, yellow rind and sweet, juicy, greenish flesh.
Also, cassaba.
Also called casaba melon.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; named after Kassaba (now Turgutlu), town near Izmir, Turkey, which exported it
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British Dictionary definitions for casaba-melon

casaba

/kəˈsɑːbə/
noun
1.
a kind of winter muskmelon having a yellow rind and sweet juicy flesh
Word Origin
from Kassaba, former name of Turgutlu, Turkey
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Word Origin and History for casaba-melon

casaba

n.

1889, from Kasaba, old name of Turgutlu, in Aegean Turkey, whence the melons were imported to U.S. The old name is literally "the town."

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