Meaning of MUSKMELON in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈməsk-ˌme-lən ]


Date: 1573

: a usually sweet edible melon that is the fruit of an annual trailing or climbing Asian vine ( Cucumis melo ) of the gourd family: as

a. : any of various melons ( C. melo reticulatus ) with netted skin and musky odor that include most of the muskmelons cultivated in North America ; especially : cantaloupe 1

b. : winter melon 1

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.