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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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  • It is as large as a muskmelon, with a firm texture and somewhat the taste of a peach.

    Industrial Cuba Robert P. Porter
  • They require practically the same soil and cultural methods as the muskmelon.

  • muskmelon seeds placed in an undulating line in the sand-box suggest water.

  • Once I swiped a muskmelon from a lawyer's melon-patch, and had to see him about it.

    The Seven Darlings Gouverneur Morris
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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