From French cantaloup, 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.
cantaloupe (plural cantaloupes)
- A melon of species Cucumis melo subsp. melo with sweet orange flesh, with numerous cultivars in several cultivar groups.
- (Britain, Ireland) Smooth-skinned, also known as true cantaloupe, found in the Middle East and also grown in Europe. [From 1739.]
- (Australia, US) Having a rough skin resembling netting; also known as muskmelon or rockmelon.
- An orange colour, like that of cantaloupe flesh.
- Albanian: pjepër (sq)
- Egyptian Arabic: كنتالوب m (kantalup)
- Aromanian: piponj
- Assamese: বাঙী (as) (baṅi), চিৰাল (as) (siral)
- Catalan: meló cantalup m
- Cantonese: 皺皮瓜, 皱皮瓜 (caau4 pei4 gwaa1), 香瓜 (hoeng1 gwaa1)
- Mandarin: 羅馬甜瓜, 罗马甜瓜 (Luómǎ tiánguā), 哈密瓜 (zh) (Hāmìguā), 香瓜 (zh) (xiāngguā)
- Danish: kantalup
- Dutch: kantaloep
- Finnish: cantaloupe (fi), verkkomeloni
- French: cantaloup (fr)
- Georgian: ნესვი (nesvi), დასტამბო (dasṭambo)
- German: Kantalupe
- Greek: πεπόνι (el) n (pepóni)
- Hungarian: sárgadinnye (hu)
- Icelandic: kantalúpmelóna f, cantaloup-melóna f
- Italian: cantalupo m, zatta (it) f
- Japanese: メロン (ja) (meron)
- ^ “cantaloupe” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.