melon

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See also: melón and mełon

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old French melon, from Medieval Latin melonem, from Latin melopeponem (type of pumpkin), from Ancient Greek μηλοπέπων (mēlopepōn), from μῆλον (mēlon, apple) + πέπων (pepōn, ripe).

Noun[edit]

melon (countable and uncountable, plural melons)

  1. (countable) Any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae grown for food, generally not including the cucumber.
    1. Genus Cucurbita, various musk melons, including the honeydew and the canteloupes, and the horned melon.
    2. Genus Citrullus, the watermelon and others
    3. Genus Benincasa, a winter melon
    4. Genus Momordica, the bitter melon
  2. (uncountable) The fruit of such plants.
  3. (uncountable)A light pinkish orange colour, like that of some melon flesh.
    melon colour:    
  4. (in the plural, slang) Breasts.
  5. (countable, slang) The head.
  6. (countable, Australia, New Zealand, derogatory) A member of the Green Party, or similar environmental group.
  7. (countable) A mass of adipose tissue found in the forehead of all toothed whales, used to focus and modulate vocalizations.
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melon

  1. Of a light pinkish orange colour, like that of melon flesh.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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melon (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) The result of heptazine being polymerized with the tri-s-triazine units linked through an amine (NH) link.

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Esperanto[edit]

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melon

  1. accusative singular of melo

Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

melon

  1. First-person singular indicative present form of meloa.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French melon, from Medieval Latin. More at English melon.

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melon m (plural melons)

  1. melon (fruit)

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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

melon

  1. melon

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

melon m (oblique plural melons, nominative singular melons, nominative plural melon)

  1. melon (fruit)
    • 1256, Aldebrandin de Sienne, Rég. du corps
      fera une decoction de violetes, de poumes de semence de cahoides, de melons, de citroles, d'ierbes froides

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Polish[edit]

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melon m

  1. melon (fruit)

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