Melon cactus
Melon Mel"on (m[e^]l"[u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. melo, for melopepo an apple-shaped melon, Gr. mhlope`pwn; mh^lon apple + pe`pwn a species of large melon; cf. L. malum apple. Cf. {Marmalade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon, and citron melon; also, the plant that produces the fruit. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A large, ornamental, marine, univalve shell of the genus {Melo}. [1913 Webster]

{Melon beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a small leaf beetle ({Diabrotiea vittata}), which damages the leaves of melon vines.

{Melon cactus}, {Melon thistle}. (a) (Bot.) A genus of cactaceous plants ({Melocactus}) having a fleshy and usually globose stem with the surface divided into spiny longitudinal ridges, and bearing at the top a prickly and woolly crown in which the small pink flowers are half concealed. {Melocactus communis}, from the West Indies, is often cultivated, and sometimes called {Turk's cap}. (b) The related genus {Mamillaria}, in which the stem is tubercled rather than ribbed, and the flowers sometimes large. See Illust. under {Cactus}. [1913 Webster]


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  • melon cactus — ▪ plant  the genus Melocactus, containing about 30 species, in the family Cactaceae, native to the West Indies, Central America, and tropical South America and distinguished by a woolly and bristly mass (cephalium) topping the plant that forms… …   Universalium

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  • Melon — Mel on (m[e^]l [u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. melo, for melopepo an apple shaped melon, Gr. mhlope pwn; mh^lon apple + pe pwn a species of large melon; cf. L. malum apple. Cf. {Marmalade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The juicy fruit of certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melon beetle — Melon Mel on (m[e^]l [u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. melo, for melopepo an apple shaped melon, Gr. mhlope pwn; mh^lon apple + pe pwn a species of large melon; cf. L. malum apple. Cf. {Marmalade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The juicy fruit of certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melon thistle — Melon Mel on (m[e^]l [u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. melo, for melopepo an apple shaped melon, Gr. mhlope pwn; mh^lon apple + pe pwn a species of large melon; cf. L. malum apple. Cf. {Marmalade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The juicy fruit of certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melon (disambiguation) — A melon is a type of fruit, belonging to the cucurbit family. Melon may also refer to: Melón, a Spanish municipality in the Galician province of Ourense Melon (band), a group formed by former The Plastics members Toshio Nakanishi and Chica Sato… …   Wikipedia

  • blue barrel cactus — žemasis ežiakaktusis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Echinocactus horizonthalonius), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echinocactus horizonthalonius angl. blue barrel cactus; devil head cactus; eagle… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • devil-head cactus — žemasis ežiakaktusis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Echinocactus horizonthalonius), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echinocactus horizonthalonius angl. blue barrel cactus; devil head cactus; eagle… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • eagle-claw cactus — žemasis ežiakaktusis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Echinocactus horizonthalonius), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echinocactus horizonthalonius angl. blue barrel cactus; devil head cactus; eagle… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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