ETYM French cantaloup, Italian cantalupo, so called from the caste of Cantalupo, in the Marca d'Ancona, in Italy, where they were first grown in Europe, from seed said to have been imported from Armenia.
A variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh; SYN. cantaloup, cantaloupe vine, Cucumis melo cantalupensis.
Kind of small melon.
Any of several small varieties of muskmelon Cucumis melo, distinguished by their round, ribbed fruits with orange-colored flesh.
cucumis melo / |cucumis| ˈmeloʊ /
melon / melən /
Sinonimi: melon vine
ETYM French, from Latin melo, for melopepo an apple-shaped melon, Greek; melon apple; cf. Latin malum apple. Related to Marmalade.
Any of several large, juicy (95% water), thick-skinned fruits of trailing plants of the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. The muskmelon Cucumis melo and the large red watermelon Citrullus vulgaris are two of the many edible varieties.
Thought to have originated in Asia, the melon became naturalized in the Nile Valley and was introduced to Europe at the end of the 15th century.
1. Any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh.
2. Any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers; SYN. melon vine.