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musk·mel·on

 (mŭsk′mĕl′ən)
n.
1. Any of several varieties of the melon Cucumis melo, such as the cantaloupe, having fruit characterized by a netted rind and edible flesh with a musky aroma.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.
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muskmelon

(ˈmʌskˌmɛlən)
n
1. (Plants) any of several varieties of the melon Cucumis melo, such as the cantaloupe and honeydew
2. (Cookery) the fruit of any of these melons, having ribbed or warty rind and sweet yellow, white, or green flesh with a musky aroma
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musk•mel•on

(ˈmʌskˌmɛl ən)

n.
1. a round or oblong melon, occurring in many varieties, having a juicy, sweet, yellow, white, or green, edible flesh.
2. the plant, Cucumis melo reticulatus, of the gourd family, bearing this fruit.
[1565–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muskmelon - any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smellmuskmelon - any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell
muskmelon, sweet melon - the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers
melon vine, melon - any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
Cucumis, genus Cucumis - cucumbers; muskmelons
cantaloup, cantaloup vine, cantaloupe, cantaloupe vine, Cucumis melo cantalupensis - a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange 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
Cucumis melo reticulatus, net melon, netted melon, nutmeg melon - a muskmelon vine with fruit that has a thin reticulated rind and sweet green flesh
2.muskmelon - the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers
melon - any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh
cantaloup, cantaloupe - the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh
winter melon - the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well
net melon, netted melon, nutmeg melon - the fruit of a variety of muskmelon vine; a melon with netlike markings and deep green flesh
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
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One flood tide she found the water covered with muskmelons. They bobbed and bumped along up the estuary in countless thousands.
Only strawberries and muskmelons are cultivated in greenhouses as they are creepers.
Summary: Etah (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 23 (ANI): A 16-year-old boy was tied to a tree and beaten up by an unidentified man on Wednesday for allegedly stealing muskmelons in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district.
When you eat my big hams I'll be turned loose in heaven in a field of ripe sweet corn and muskmelons." That seems as good a vision as any to sign off on, and certainly better than anything I could come up with.
A few years ago, I had beautiful muskmelons growing in my garden.
Effect of irrigation levels on yield of muskmelons in the IlhaSolteira Region, Sao Paulo.
you haven't heard a thing until you've heard an infant gurgle like a shoal in its own blood often a panther or an angel takes me by the throat and drags me into its garden of mystery and muskmelons where I have the run of the land as long as I bleed and sing while I work Here, Stanford's speaker returns to Eden via the jaws of a feral yet maternal muse, as when a panther carries her cub by its neck.
To properly grow and mature, muskmelons need a long and preferably hot summer, as well as a good supply of moisture.
New melons include muskmelons Solstice, Minerva and Athena and honey dew Dream Dew.
The best-selling fruits during Ramadan are watermelons and muskmelons, oranges, apples and grapes, basically anything with a good water content.
She recounts what Ballard grew and cooked: the "squash, cabbage, turnips, peas, and potatoes"; Ballard's sallies into the woods for "wild greens"; her muskmelons growing "in a warm spot against the barn"; the sacrifice of spring male calves, followed by a seasonal dish made from "veal's head and harslett" (lungs, brains, eyes); the spring lamb and eggs she brought to table.
A chapter describing plants for the garden suggests such vegetables as beans peas eggplants cantaloupes muskmelons pumpkins squash and watermelons.