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also cas·sa·ba  (kə-sä′bə)
A variety of melon (Cucumis melo) having a yellow rind and sweet, whitish flesh.

[After Kasaba (Turgutlu), a city of western Turkey.]


(kəˈsɑːbə) or


(Plants) a kind of winter muskmelon having a yellow rind and sweet juicy flesh
[from Kassaba, former name of Turgutlu, Turkey]


(kəˈsɑ bə)

n., pl. -bas.
a winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having sweet, juicy, greenish flesh.
[1885–90; after Kassaba (now Turgutlu), town near Izmir, Turkey]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.casaba - melon having yellowish rind and whitish fleshcasaba - melon having yellowish rind and whitish flesh
winter melon - the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well
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