winter melon
noun Date: circa 1900 1. any of several muskmelons (as a casaba or honeydew melon) that are fruits of a cultivated vine (Cucumis melo indorus) 2. a large white-fleshed melon that is the fruit of an Asian vine (Benincasa hispida) and is used especially in Chinese cooking

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • winter melon — n. [so called because it ripens late] any of a variety of muskmelon (Cucumis melo var. inodorus), as a honeydew melon or casaba, characterized by fruit that lacks a musky odor …   English World dictionary

  • Winter melon — Kundol redirects here. For the Lake, see Kundol Lake. Winter Melon Nearly mature winter melon Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • winter melon — noun 1. any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell • Syn: ↑Persian melon, ↑honeydew melon, ↑winter melon vine, ↑Cucumis melo inodorus • Hypernyms: ↑sweet… …   Useful english dictionary

  • winter melon — sėjamojo meliono vėlyvasis varietetas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vaisinis kultūrinis augalas (Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. inodorus). atitikmenys: lot. Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. inodorus angl. casaba melon; honeydew melon; winter… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • winter-melon — šiurkštusis vaškūnas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Moliūginių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Benincasa hispida), auginamas atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Benincasa cerifera; Benincasa hispida; Cucurbita hispida angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • winter melon — noun a) A vine of the genus Benincasa cultivated throughout Asia. b) A green, fuzzy melon fruit taken from this vine that has sweet white flesh. Syn: ash gourd …   Wiktionary

  • winter melon — a variety of late keeping muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a sweet, edible flesh. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • winter melon — win′ter mel′on n. pln a variety of late keeping muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having sweet, edible flesh • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • winter melon — /ˈwɪntə mɛlən/ (say wintuh meluhn) noun a long green vegetable, Benincasa hispida, with smooth, light green skin …   Australian English dictionary

  • winter melon vine — noun any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell • Syn: ↑winter melon, ↑Persian melon, ↑honeydew melon, ↑Cucumis melo inodorus • Hypernyms: ↑sweet melon,… …   Useful english dictionary

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