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muskmelon

[muhsk-mel-uh n] /ˈmʌskˌmɛl ən/
noun
1.
a round or oblong melon, occurring in many varieties, having a juicy, often aromatic, sweet, yellow, white, or green, edible flesh.
2.
the plant, Cucumis melo reticulatus, of the gourd family, bearing this fruit.
3.
cantaloupe (def 1).
Also, mushmelon.
Origin of muskmelon
1565-1575
1565-75; musk + melon
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British Dictionary definitions for muskmelon

muskmelon

/ˈmʌskˌmɛlən/
noun
1.
any of several varieties of the melon Cucumis melo, such as the cantaloupe and honeydew
2.
the fruit of any of these melons, having ribbed or warty rind and sweet yellow, white, or green flesh with a musky aroma
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