from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several varieties of two related vines (Cucumis melo or Citrullus lanatus) widely cultivated for their edible fruit.
- n. The fruit of any of these plants, having a hard rind and juicy flesh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various fruits of the family Cucurbitaceae grown for food, generally not including the cucumber.
- n. A light pinkish orange colour, like that of some melon flesh.
- n. Breasts.
- n. The head.
- adj. Of a light pinkish orange colour, like that of melon flesh.
- n. The result of heptazine being polymerized with the tri-s-triazine units linked through an amine (NH) link.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon, and citron melon; also, the plant that produces the fruit.
- n. A large, ornamental, marine, univalve shell of the genus Melo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A herbaceous succulent trailing annual plant, Cucumis Melo, natural order Cucurbitaceæ, or its fruit, the muskmelon.
- n. The watermelon, Citrullus vulgaris.
- n. A melon-shell.
- n. A hemispherical mass of blubber taken from the top of the head of the black-fish, grampus, and related cetaceans; melon-blubber.
- n. Same as pademelon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh
- n. any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
If the melon is a very sweet one, taste before adding sugar; it may not need much, if any.
In bottle: Red musk and melon is a weird intersection.
Bijoux, cheese and melon is such a good combination and definitely - love.
Well, not feeling so hot that Christmas AM, I oped for simplicity - a big bowl of puffed Kamut grains and a mug of green tea, followed by a few pieces of melon from the platter, a clementine orange, and eventually a couple pieces of 70% Lindt chocolate from a bar that was in my stocking!
When she woke up, she got them some tuna salad and melon from the fridge.
At the last minute, Ginny got a melon from the crisper, scooped out the seeds, and drizzled yogurt on each half.
Next, the quick-witted Cook of Live To Cook turns to a different language to find a Q fruit: it turns out the fragrant cantaloupe melon is Qawun kantalubi in the Arabic language!
But did the streets of Speculative Ficville need to be covered in melon seeds to prove this?
The best way to determine the ripeness of a melon is to hold it up to the ear and thump on it - if this produces a hollow sound, the melon is ready for eating.
The interior of bitter melon is packed with large seeds suspended in spongy material.