What does melon mean?

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ˈmɛl ənmel·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. melon(noun)

    any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh

  2. melon, melon vine(noun)

    any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers

Wiktionary

  1. melon(Noun)

    Any of various fruits of the family Cucurbitaceae grown for food, generally not including the cucumber.

  2. melon(Noun)

    Breasts.

  3. melon(Noun)

    The head.

  4. melon(Adjective)

    Of a light pinkish orange colour, like that of melon flesh.

  5. Origin: melon, from melonem, from melopeponem, from μηλοπέπων, from μῆλον + πέπων.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Melon(noun)

    the juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon, and citron melon; also, the plant that produces the fruit

  2. Melon(noun)

    a large, ornamental, marine, univalve shell of the genus Melo

  3. Origin: [F., fr. L. melo, for melopepo an apple-shaped melon, Gr. mhlope`pwn ; mh^lon apple + pe`pwn a species of large melon; cf. L. malum apple. Cf. Marmalade.]

Freebase

  1. Melon

    A melon is any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae with edible, fleshy fruit. The word "melon" can refer to either the plant or specifically to the fruit. Many different cultivars have been produced, particularly of muskmelons. Although the melon is a botanical fruit, some varieties may be considered culinary vegetables rather than fruits. The word melon derives from Latin melopepo, which is the latinization of the Greek μηλοπέπων, meaning "melon", itself a compound of μῆλον, "apple" + πέπων, amongst others "a kind of gourd or melon".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Melon

    mel′un, n. a kind of cucumber and its fruit, which in shape resembles an apple. [Fr.,—L. melo, -onis—Gr. mēlon, an apple.]

Editors Contribution

  1. melon

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created in various colors and species.

    Melon is a popular food and is marketed and sold worldwide in some countries as a fruit and in other countries as a vegetable depending on the ripeness of the product.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on May 26, 2016  
  2. melon

    A type of fruit, vegetable and food product.

    Melon is sold in some countries as a fruit when it is ripe and in other countries it is sold as a vegetable when it is not ripe.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on May 26, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of melon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of melon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of melon in a Sentence

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    If we find it again, we’d like to try to get a biopsy sample of the melon-headed whale it was associated with as well as get underwater footage [and] images to better assess morphology.

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