Casabas



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

Pant had been down the river in a dory for bananas, cocoanuts and casabas.
The Red Lure Roy J. Snell

The aged Carib woman was frying cakes made from casabas ground to powder and mixed with water.
The Red Lure Roy J. Snell

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.”

noun

A woman’s breasts

[1970s+; fr casaba,a kind of melon, fr Kassaba, a Turkish town that exported them]

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