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Definitions for muskmelon
ˈmʌskˌmɛl ənmuskmel·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweet melon, muskmelon, sweet melon vine, Cucumis melonoun

    any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell

  2. muskmelon, sweet melonnoun

    the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers


  1. muskmelonnoun

    A type of melon, Cucumis melo reticulatus, with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting. Also known as cantaloupe.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Muskmelonnoun

    A fragrant melon.

    Etymology: musk and melon.

    The way of maturation of tobacco must be from the heat of the earth or sun; we see some leading of this in muskmelons, which are sown upon a hot bed dunged below, upon a bank turned upon the South sun. Francis Bacon.


  1. muskmelon

    A muskmelon is a type of fruit from the gourd family, known scientifically as Cucumis melo. This fruit is characterized by a sweet, typically orange, flesh and a rough, netted skin. Varieties of muskmelons include cantaloupe and honeydew. They are typically grown in warm, long-season climates and are often used in salads, desserts, and as a part of a healthy diet due to their high vitamin and water content.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muskmelonnoun

    the fruit of a cucubritaceous plant (Cicumis Melo), having a peculiar aromatic flavor, and cultivated in many varieties, the principal sorts being the cantaloupe, of oval form and yellowish flesh, and the smaller nutmeg melon with greenish flesh. See Illust. of Melon

  2. Etymology: [Musk + melon.]


  1. Muskmelon

    Muskmelon is a species of melon that has been developed into many cultivated varieties. These include smooth skinned varieties such as honeydew, crenshaw and casaba, and different netted cultivars. The Armenian cucumber is also a variety of muskmelon, but its shape, taste, and culinary uses more closely resemble those of a cucumber. The large number of cultivars in this species approaches that found in wild cabbage, though morphological variation is not as extensive. It is a fruit of a type called pepo. Muskmelon is native to Persia, Anatolia, Armenia, and adjacent areas on the west and the east which is believed to be their center of origin and development, with a secondary center including the northwest provinces of India and Afghanistan. Although truly wild forms of C. melo have not been found, several related wild species have been noted in those regions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muskmelon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muskmelon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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