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can·ta·loupealso can·ta·loup (kăn′tl-ōp′)
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).]
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|Noun||1.||cantaloup - a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh|
cantaloup, cantaloupe - the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh
|2.||cantaloup - the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh|
muskmelon, sweet melon - the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers