Meaning of MUSKMELON in English


ˈməsk, chiefly in dial or substand speech ˈməsh+ˌ- noun

: a usually sweet musky-odored edible melon that is the fruit of a trailing or climbing Asiatic herbaceous vine ( Cucumis melo ): as

a. : any of various green-fleshed or orange-fleshed melons of small or moderate size with superficially netted skin and often fluted surface that constitute a distinct variety ( C. melo reticulatus ) and include most of the muskmelons cultivated in No. America — distinguished from cantaloupe (sense 1)

b. : cantaloupe 1

c. : winter melon

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