winter melon

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winter melon

n.
1.
a. A tendril-bearing, sprawling annual plant (Benincasa hispida) widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical Asia for its waxy-skinned edible fruit.
b. The fruit of this plant, often cooked as a vegetable or boiled and sweetened as a confection. Also called wax gourd.
2. Any of several varieties of melon (Cucumis melo) usually having a smooth hard rind and including the honeydew melon and the crenshaw.

[Translation of Chinese (Mandarin) dōngguā : dōng, winter + guā, melon (because it keeps well and can be eaten in winter although grown in summer).]

winter melon

n
(Plants) a variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, that has sweet fruit with pale orange flesh and an unridged rind. Also called: Persian melon

win′ter mel′on


n.
a variety of late-keeping muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having sweet, edible flesh.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.winter melon - any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smellwinter melon - any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell
winter melon - the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well
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
2.winter melon - the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well
muskmelon, sweet melon - the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers
honeydew, honeydew melon - the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
Persian melon - the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large green melon with orange flesh
casaba, casaba melon - melon having yellowish rind and whitish flesh
Cucumis melo inodorus, honeydew melon, Persian melon, winter melon, winter melon vine - any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell
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