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



BrE BrE//ˈmelən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmelən//
[countable, uncountable] Fruit
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a large fruit with hard green, yellow or orange skin, sweet flesh and juice and a lot of seeds a slice of melon see also honeydew melon, watermelon See related entries: Fruit Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from late Latin melo, melon-, contraction of Latin melopepo, from Greek mēlopepōn, from mēlon ‘apple’ + pepōn ‘gourd’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: melon

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