Pronunciation: (kan'tl-ōp"), [key]
1. a variety of melon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, of the gourd family, having a hard scaly or warty rind, grown in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
2. a muskmelon having a reticulated rind and pale-orange flesh. Also,can'ta•loup".
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