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cas·sa·ba

 (kə-sä′bə)
n.
Variant of casaba.

cassaba

(kəˈsɑːbə)
n
(Plants) a variant spelling of casaba

ca•sa•ba

(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]
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For this and other stories, see Arment, Botanica Delira; works by most of the other authors cited above can be found in a number of other themed anthologies that can greatly assist the aspiring scholar of monster plants, including Arment, Flora Curiosa; Cassaba, Roots of Evil; Ghidalia, Nightmare Garden; and Laumer, Dangerous Vegetables.
Hemsi was born in 1897 in Cassaba, Turkey (Smyrna province), of Italian Sephardic parentage.