Pronunciation: (musk'mel"un), [key]
1. a round or oblong melon, occurring in many varieties, having a juicy, often aromatic, sweet, yellow, white, or green, edible flesh.
2. the plant, Cucumis melo reticulatus, of the gourd family, bearing this fruit.
3. cantaloupe (def. 1). Also,mushmelon.
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