water melon



  • noun a plant of the genus Citrullus vulgaris with large green fruit with watery pink flesh


  • The large round or oval fruit of an annual warm climate trailing plant, Citrullus lanatus, and C. vulgaris with a thick dark green, possibly yellow striped, skin enclosing a watery crisp, pink/red and slightly sweet flesh with embedded black seeds. Eaten raw as a thirst quencher. The seeds which are oily and nutritious can be eaten as a snack food.