Cantaloupe



a variety of melon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, of the gourd family, having a hard scaly or warty rind, grown in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
a muskmelon having a reticulated rind and pale-orange flesh.
Historical Examples

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess
A Busy Year at the Old Squire’s Charles Asbury Stephens
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll
The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various
The Clock Strikes Thirteen Mildred A. Wirt
With the French in France and Salonika Richard Harding Davis
Roads of Destiny O. Henry
A Mind That Found Itself Clifford Whittingham Beers
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

noun
a cultivated variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, with ribbed warty rind and orange flesh
any of several other muskmelons
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