Definitions for cantaloupeˈkæn tlˌoʊp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

can•ta•loupeˈkæn tlˌoʊp(n.)

or can•ta•loup

  1. a melon with a hard scaly or warty rind, grown in Europe, Asia, and United States.

    Category: Plants

  2. a muskmelon with a reticulated rind and pale-orange flesh.

    Category: Plants

Origin of cantaloupe:

1730–40; < F

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cantaloupe, cantaloup, cantaloupe vine, cantaloup vine, Cucumis melo cantalupensis(noun)

    a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh

  2. cantaloup, cantaloupe(noun)

    the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cantaloupe(noun)ˈkæn tlˌoʊp

    a melon with orange flesh


  1. cantaloupe(Noun)

    A type of melon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis; also known as "true cantaloupe".

  2. cantaloupe(Noun)

    A type of melon, Cucumis melo reticulatus, with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting; also known as muskmelon or rockmelon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cantaloupe(noun)

    a muskmelon of several varieties, having when mature, a yellowish skin, and flesh of a reddish orange color


  1. Cantaloupe

    Cantaloupe refers to a variety of Cucumis melo, a species in the family Cucurbitaceae. Cantaloupes range in size from 500 g to 5 kg. Originally, cantaloupe referred only to the non-netted, orange-fleshed melons of Europe. However, in more recent usage, it has come to mean any orange-fleshed melon. Cantaloupe is the most popular variety of melon in the United States.


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