muskmelon definition

  • noun:
    • some of a number of types of the melon Cucumis melo, including the cantaloupe, having fruit described as a netted rind and edible flesh with a musky aroma.
    • The fresh fruit of any of those plants.
    • a kind of melon, Cucumis melo reticulatus, with sweet orange skin and a rough epidermis resembling netting. Also referred to as cantaloupe.
    • The fresh fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant (Cucumis Melo) of the gourd household, having a peculiar aromatic flavor, and cultivated in lots of types, the key types being the cantaloupe, of oval form and yellowish flesh, as well as the smaller nutmeg melon with greenish skin. See Illust. of melon.
    • A well-known plant, Cucumis Melo, and its fresh fruit.
    • any one of several kinds of vine whose fresh fruit has a netted skin and delicious skin and a musky smell
    • the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any one of a few nice melons regarding cucumbers

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