noun Etymology: Kasaba (now Turgutlu), Turkey Date: 1887 any of several winter melons with usually yellow rind and sweet white, yellow, or orange flesh

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  • casaba — n. a winter melon having a yellowish rind; called also {casaba melon}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • casaba — casabá, casabále, s.n. (înv.) târg turcesc, orăşel; câşlă. Trimis de blaurb, 27.03.2006. Sursa: DAR  casabá ( ále), s.f. – Localitate, tîrg, loc. – Mr., megl. căsăbă. tc. kasaba (Şeineanu, III, 32). înv. Trimis de blaurb, 03.01.2007. Sursa: DER …   Dicționar Român

  • casaba — 1889, from Kasaba, old name of Turgutlu, in Aegean Turkey, whence the melons were imported to U.S. The old name is lit. the town …   Etymology dictionary

  • casaba — [kə sä′bə] n. [after Kasaba, former name of Turgutlu, Turkey, whence the melon came] a type of winter melon with a hard, yellow rind and sweet, usually white flesh …   English World dictionary

  • casaba — /keuh sah beuh/, n. a variety of the winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a wrinkled, yellow rind and sweet, juicy, greenish flesh. Also, cassaba. Also called casaba melon. [1885 90, Amer.; named after Kassaba (now Turgutlu), town near… …   Universalium

  • casaba — /kəˈsabə/ (say kuh sahbuh) noun a kind of winter muskmelon, having a yellow rind and sweet, juicy flesh. Also, casaba melon, cassaba. {named after Kassaba, town in western Turkey} …   Australian English dictionary

  • casaba — noun melon having yellowish rind and whitish flesh • Syn: ↑casaba melon • Hypernyms: ↑winter melon …   Useful english dictionary

  • casaba — noun A variety of melon …   Wiktionary

  • casaba — n. type of yellow melon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • casaba — [kə sα:bə] noun N. Amer. a winter melon of a variety with a wrinkled yellow rind and sweet flesh. Origin named after Kasaba (now Turgutlu) in Turkey, from which the melons were first exported …   English new terms dictionary

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