cantaloupe

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Cantaloupes.

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From Italian Cantalupo (a place name), after a former Papal summer estate near Rome, where the melons were first grown after being introduced to Europe.[1]

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cantaloupe (plural cantaloupes)

  1. (Europe) A type of melon, Cucumis melo subsp. cantalupensis; also known as true cantaloupe. [From 1739.]
  2. (Australia, US) A type of melon, Cucumis melo subsp. reticulatus, with sweet orange flesh and a rough skin resembling netting; also known as muskmelon or rockmelon.

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  1. ^ "cantaloupe", entry in Online Etymology Dictionary.