Muskmelon Musk"mel`on, n. [Musk + melon.] (Bot.) The fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant ({Cucumis Melo}) of the gourd family, having a peculiar aromatic flavor, and cultivated in many varieties, the principal sorts being the cantaloupe, of oval form and yellowish flesh, and the smaller nutmeg melon with greenish flesh. See Illust. of {Melon}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Muskmelon — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • muskmelon — [musk′mel΄ən] n. [ MUSK + MELON] 1. any of various round or oblong fruits that grow on different varieties of a trailing vine (Cucumis melo) of the gourd family, including cantaloupes and honeydew melons 2. any of these plants, esp. a variety… …   English World dictionary

  • muskmelon — n. aromatic melon with sweet juicy flesh; plant bearing the muskmelon; cantaloupe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muskmelon — sėjamojo meliono raukšlėtasis varietetas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vaisinis, kultūrinis augalas (Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupensis). atitikmenys: lot. Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupensis; Cucumis melo var.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • muskmelon — noun 1. any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell • Syn: ↑sweet melon, ↑sweet melon vine, ↑Cucumis melo • Hypernyms: ↑melon, ↑melon vine • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • muskmelon — noun Date: 1573 a usually sweet edible melon that is the fruit of an annual trailing or climbing Asian vine (Cucumis melo) of the gourd family: as a. any of various melons (C. melo reticulatus) with netted skin and musky odor that include most of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muskmelon — /musk mel euhn/, n. 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.… …   Universalium

  • muskmelon — noun A type of melon, , with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting. Also known as cantaloupe …   Wiktionary

  • Muskmelon — Cucumis (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • muskmelon — musk|mel|on [ˈmʌskˌmelən] n a type of sweet ↑melon = ↑cantaloupe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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