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mel·on

 (mĕl′ən)
n.
1.
a. Any of various vines of the family Cucurbitaceae, especially Cucumis melo or Citrullus lanatus, widely cultivated for their edible fruit.
b. The fruit of any of these plants, having a hard rind and juicy flesh.
2. A fatty structure in the forehead of cetaceans, especially the toothed whales, thought to be used in the production of high-frequency sounds.
3. melons Vulgar Slang A woman's breasts.

[Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French, from Late Latin mēlō, mēlōn-, short for Latin mēlopepō, from Greek mēlopepōn : mēlon, apple + pepōn, gourd.]

melon

(ˈmɛlən)
n
1. (Plants) any of several varieties of two cucurbitaceous vines, cultivated for their edible fruit. See muskmelon, watermelon
2. (Plants) the fruit of any of these plants, which has a hard rind and juicy flesh
3. (Stock Exchange) cut a melon slang US and Canadian to declare an abnormally high dividend to shareholders
[C14: via Old French from Late Latin mēlo, shortened form of mēlopepō, from Greek mēlopepōn, from mēlon apple + pepōn gourd]

mel•on

(ˈmɛl ən)

n.
1. the fruit of any of various plants of the gourd family, as the muskmelon or watermelon.
2. medium crimson or deep pink.
3. the upper portion of the head of a whale or dolphin.
4.
a. a large extra dividend for stockholders.
b. a windfall of money.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin mēlōn- (s. of mēlō), short for mēlopepō < Greek mēlopépōn=mêlo(n) apple + pépōn melon; see pepo]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melon - any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy fleshmelon - any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
melon ball - a bite of melon cut as a sphere
muskmelon, sweet melon - the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers
watermelon - large oblong or roundish melon with a hard green rind and sweet watery red or occasionally yellowish pulp
melon vine, melon - any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
2.melon - any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelonsmelon - any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
melon - any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh
gourd vine, gourd - any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds
Cucumis melo, muskmelon, sweet melon, sweet melon vine - any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell
cucumber, cucumber vine, Cucumis sativus - a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
Translations
حَرّوش، بَطيخ أصْفَر، شُمّامشُمّامشُمَّامٌ
melounmelounový
melonmelon-
melonimunkki
dinja
dinnye
melon
melóna
メロン
멜론
melionas
melone
melónmelónový
melona
melon
เมลอนเป็นผลไม้จำพวกแตง
kavunkavuniçi
quả dưa

melon

[ˈmelən] Nmelón m

melon

[ˈmɛlən] nmelon m

melon

nMelone f

melon

[ˈmɛlən] nmelone m

melon

(ˈmelən) noun
1. a large, sweet fruit with many seeds.
2. its firm yellow or red flesh as food. We started the meal with melon; (also adjective) a melon seed.

melon

شُمَّامٌ meloun melon Melone πεπόνι melón meloni melon dinja melone メロン 멜론 meloen melon melon melão дыня melon เมลอนเป็นผลไม้จำพวกแตง kavun quả dưa
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Well, it does beat all that I never thought about a dog not eating water- melon.
Chambers did his stealing, and got the peach stones, apple cores, and melon rinds for his share.
He found Joe Harper and Huck Finn up an alley eating a stolen melon.
So long as the bungalow is empty, we are king and queen of the garden; and remember that as soon as our eggs in the melon bed hatch (as they may tomorrow), our children will need room and quiet.
When he opened his eyes for the second time, he begged me to bring him a melon and some sugar, that he might eat and refresh himself.
His head, in truth, felt precisely like a melon, and there was an un- pleasant sensation at his stomach.
You didn't go on past the melon patch where I tried to turn Wanderer.
Its outrages were usually preceded by a warning sent to the marked man in some fantastic but generally recognised shape--a sprig of oak-leaves in some parts, melon seeds or orange pips in others.
He breakfasted with appetite and method, beginning with a slice of melon, and studying a morning paper while he waited for his toast and scrambled eggs.
In half an hour we had a fire made of dry melon stalks, and he was toasting over it, and we made such a feed as we had not tasted for a week.
I shall order you destroyed in a few minutes, so you will have no need to ruin our pretty melon vines and berry bushes.
Huge cakes of ice were squeezed out till they popped into the air like melon seeds squeezed from between the thumb and forefinger of a child, while all along the banks a wall of ice was forced up.