Casaba



a variety of the winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a wrinkled, yellow rind and sweet, juicy, greenish flesh.
Historical Examples

casaba melons may be served in the same ways as cantaloupes.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

noun
a kind of winter muskmelon having a yellow rind and sweet juicy flesh
n.

1889, from Kasaba, old name of Turgutlu, in Aegean Turkey, whence the melons were imported to U.S. The old name is literally “the town.”

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