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Definition of "muskmelon" []

  • Any of several varieties of the melon Cucumis melo, such as the cantaloupe, having fruit characterized by a netted rind and edible flesh with a musky aroma. (noun)
  • The fruit of any of these plants. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "muskmelon" in a sentence
  • "The muskmelon was the largest, measuring eighteen in length, fifteen around the small end and nineteen around the large end."
  • "Only the cantaloupe, properly called the muskmelon, matures fast enough - in 75 to 85 days - to be suitable for planting in areas with shorter growing seasons."
  • "Shading to emphasize the round fullness of a muskmelon."
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