Definition of cantaloupe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkæntəluːp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæntəluːp//
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a melon (= a type of fruit) with a green skin and orange flesh See related entries: Fruit Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French cantaloup, from Cantaluppi near Rome, where it was first grown in Europe after being introduced from Armenia.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cantaloupe