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can·ta·loupealso can·ta·loup (kăn′tl-ōp′)
1. A variety of melon (Cucumis melo) having a tan rind with netlike ridges and sweet fragrant orange flesh.
2. Any of several other similar melons.
[French cantaloup, from Italian cantalupo (after Cantalupo, a former papal villa near Rome where it was first cultivated in Europe after introduction from Armenia).]
1. (Plants) a cultivated variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, with ribbed warty rind and orange flesh
2. (Plants) any of several other muskmelons
[C18: from French, from Cantaluppi, former papal villa near Rome, where it was first cultivated in Europe]
or can•ta•loup(ˈkæn tlˌoʊp)
1. a melon with a hard scaly or warty rind, grown in Europe, Asia, and United States.
2. a muskmelon with a reticulated rind and pale-orange flesh.
[1730–40; < French]
A variety of melon with a ribbed rind and orange flesh.
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|Noun||1.||cantaloupe - a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh|
cantaloup, cantaloupe - the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh
|2.||cantaloupe - the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh|
muskmelon, sweet melon - the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers