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cantaloupe

Cucumis melo

can·ta·loupe

also can·ta·loup  (kăn′tl-ōp′)

n.

1. A variety of melon (Cucumis melo) having a tan rind with netlike ridges and sweet fragrant orange flesh.

2. Any of several other similar melons.


[French cantaloup, from Italian cantalupo (after Cantalupo, a former papal villa near Rome where it was first cultivated in Europe after introduction from Armenia).]

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

cantaloupe

(ˈkæntəˌluːp) or

cantaloup

n

1. (Plants) a cultivated variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, with ribbed warty rind and orange flesh

2. (Plants) any of several other muskmelons

[C18: from French, from Cantaluppi, former papal villa near Rome, where it was first cultivated in Europe]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

can•ta•loupe

or can•ta•loup

(ˈkæn tlˌoʊp)

n.

1. a melon with a hard scaly or warty rind, grown in Europe, Asia, and United States.

2. a muskmelon with a reticulated rind and pale-orange flesh.

[1730–40; < French]

Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

cantaloupe

A variety of melon with a ribbed rind and orange flesh.

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