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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
References in classic literature ?
We had hit upon a patch of wild melons, thousands of them, and dead ripe.
They put me to work cultivating in a patch of melons.
I split the melons with an old corn-knife, and we lifted out the hearts and ate them with the juice trickling through our fingers.
There, in the warm litter above the melons, very cunningly hidden, he found twenty-five eggs, about the size of a bantam's eggs, but with whitish skin instead of shell.
In summer the pet pastime of the boys of Dawson's Landing was to steal apples, peaches, and melons from the farmer's fruit wagons-- mainly on account of the risk they ran of getting their heads laid open with the butt of the farmer's whip.
But I noticed some strawberries growing in one of the gardens, and some melons in another place.
There's where it is, what I abominate, Senor Samson," said Sancho here; "my master will attack a hundred armed men as a greedy boy would half a dozen melons.
The fruit somewhat resembles in magnitude and general appearance one of our citron melons of ordinary size; but, unlike the citron, it has no sectional lines drawn along the outside.
The market people crowd the marketplace with their baskets of figs, dates, melons, apricots, etc.
And huge, golden melons of the papaia, ready for the eating, globuled directly from the slender- trunked trees not one-tenth the girth of the fruits they bore.
In this part I found different fruits, and particularly I found melons upon the ground, in great abundance, and grapes upon the trees.
He found Joe Harper and Huck Finn up an alley eating a stolen melon.