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citron melon

a round, hard-fleshed watermelon, Citrullus lanatus citroides, used candied or pickled.
Also called citron.
Origin of citron melon
1800-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sarah Ellen noticed with great gratification that her hostess had put on two of the best tea-cups and some citron-melon preserves.

  • Cream-tartar biscuit, and some cold bread, and some preserved plums; or was it citron-melon she meant to have?

    Old Friends and New Sarah Orne Jewett

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