Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe Can"ta*loupe, n. [F. cantaloup, It. cantalupo, so called from the caste of Cantalupo, in the Marca d'Ancona, in Italy, where they were first grown in Europe, from seed said to have been imported from Armenia.] A muskmelon of several varieties, having when mature, a yellowish skin, and flesh of a reddish orange color. [Written also {cantaleup}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • cantaloupe — UK [ˈkæntəluːp] / US [ˈkænt(ə)lˌup] or cantaloup UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cantaloupe : singular cantaloupe plural cantaloupes Word forms cantaloup : singular cantaloup plural cantaloups a large round fruit with a thick grey green skin… …   English dictionary

  • cantaloupe — 1739, from It. Cantalupo, former Papal summer estate near Rome, where the melons first were grown in Europe after their introduction, supposedly from Armenia. The place name seems to be singing wolf and might refer to a spot where wolves gathered …   Etymology dictionary

  • cantaloupe — ► NOUN ▪ a small round variety of melon with orange flesh and ribbed skin. ORIGIN French cantaloup, from Cantaluppi near Rome …   English terms dictionary

  • cantaloupe — or cantaloup [kant′ə lōp΄] n. [Fr < It cantalupo, after Cantalupo, former papal summer estate, near Rome, where the melon was first grown in Europe] any of various muskmelons; esp., a type of fruit with a hard, rough rind and sweet, juicy,… …   English World dictionary

  • Cantaloupe — Rockmelon redirects here, for the band see Rockmelons. See also Cantaloupe (disambiguation). Cantaloupe Scientific classification Kingdom: Plant …   Wikipedia

  • Cantaloupe — Cantaloup Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme « Cantaloup (ou Melon cantaloup) » s applique, en français, à plusieurs taxons distincts. Cantaloup …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cantaloupe — /ˈkæntəloʊp/ (say kantuhlohp), /ˈkæntəlup / (say kantuhloohp) noun 1. the edible fruit of the melon Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis, having a hard, usually ribbed and netted rind, and orange coloured flesh; rockmelon. 2. any of several similar… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cantaloupe — noun 1. a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh • Syn: ↑cantaloup, ↑cantaloupe vine, ↑cantaloup vine, ↑Cucumis melo cantalupensis • Hypernyms: ↑sweet melon, ↑muskmelon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cantaloupe — noun /ˈkæn.tə.luːp,ˈkæn.tə.loʊp/ a) A type of melon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis,. Also known as true cantaloupe . b) A type of melon, Cucumis melo reticulatus , with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting. Also known as muskmelon… …   Wiktionary

  • cantaloupe — [18] The cantaloupe melon was introduced into Europe from Armenia. The place where the newcomer was first cultivated is said to have been a former summer estate of the popes near Rome called Cantaluppi – whence cantankerous 92 the name. Both the… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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