[waw-ter-mel-uhn, wot-er-]
the large, roundish or elongated fruit of a trailing vine, Citrullus lanata, of the gourd family, having a hard, green rind and a sweet, juicy, usually pink or red pulp.
the vine itself.

1605–15; water + melon

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watermelon (ˈwɔːtəˌmɛlən)
1.  an African melon, Citrullus vulgaris, widely cultivated for its large edible fruit
2.  the fruit of this plant, which has a hard green rind and sweet watery reddish flesh

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Main Entry:  watermelon
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See arctic bonito
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Word Origin & History

1615, from water + melon. So called for being full of thin juice. Cf. Fr. melon d'eau.
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Example sentences
Her fingers were grainy with the watermelon she'd been slicing.
For distraction, he gnaws on watermelon slices and spits out the pulp.
Watermelon and cantaloupe pickles and relishes, preserves and jellies, and iced
It's flags and fireworks, hot dogs and mustard, cold watermelon and sweet corn.
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