melon

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a plant of the cucumber family (Cucumis melo) with a sweet fruit. The flesh of the fruit varies from green to orange or white.

Food

  • masculine The fruit of a climbing annual vine, Cucumis melo, related to cucumber. It is round or oval with a hard thick skin enclosing a thick layer of sweet (when ripe) juicy flesh with a mass of inedible seeds at the centre. The three principal types are cantaloupe, winter and musk.

Slang

  • noun the head. The humorous usage featured in the cult 1992 film, Wayne’s World.

Travel

  • noun a sweet round or cylindrical fruit with flesh varying from green to orange or white

Wine

  • a taste or aroma associated with white wines made from the Chardonnay grape variety in parts of the New World
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