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also cas·sa·ba  (kə-sä′bə)
A variety of melon (Cucumis melo) having a yellow rind and sweet, whitish flesh.

[After Kasaba (Turgutlu), a city of western Turkey.]
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(kəˈsɑːbə) or


(Plants) a kind of winter muskmelon having a yellow rind and sweet juicy flesh
[from Kassaba, former name of Turgutlu, Turkey]
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(kəˈsɑ bə)

n., pl. -bas.
a winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having sweet, juicy, greenish flesh.
[1885–90; after Kassaba (now Turgutlu), town near Izmir, Turkey]
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Noun1.casaba - melon having yellowish rind and whitish fleshcasaba - melon having yellowish rind and whitish flesh
winter melon - the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well
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One secret is to grow melons such as the crenshaw, a cross between cantaloupe and casaba melons, that are not found as readily in the supermarkets.
(nakuha ng kapitbahay ang notice kasi nasa work po ako) Meanwhile, one Weng Casaba (@RowenaCasaba) said: 'Negosyo kasi, ganyan yan sila alerto masyasdo kapag malakihan ang bill na di nababayaran agad putol agad for another profit na naman.'
P Sateeshan, brother of P Sasi, former political secretary to the late three-time Chief Minister EK Nayanar, was arrested on Friday on charges of cheating, after two women approached the Casaba police station in Kozhikode to file a complaint.
El heredero se quedaba y se casaba en casa; tenia que cuidarla y procurar que generara recursos ya que era el punto de referencia que aseguraba un determinado nivel social a los otros hijos (Ferrer Alos, 2011).
Melons come in many varieties including watermelon, cantaloupe, muskmelon, honeydew, casaba, crenshaw, Persian and pepino.
I have some inside information on how Casaba likes the game played and I'm sure that will help us."