cantaloupe

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkæn.tə.luːp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkæn.tə.loʊp/
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Noun[edit]

cantaloupe (plural cantaloupes)

  1. A melon of species Cucumis melo subsp. melo with sweet orange flesh, with numerous cultivars in several cultivar groups.
    1. (Britain, Ireland) Smooth-skinned, also known as true cantaloupe, found in the Middle East and also grown in Europe. [From 1739.]
    2. (Australia, US) Having a rough skin resembling netting; also known as muskmelon or rockmelon.
  2. An orange colour, like that of cantaloupe flesh.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ cantaloupe” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cantaloupe

  1. Synonym of verkkomeloni (cantaloupe).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of cantaloupe (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative cantaloupe cantaloupet
genitive cantaloupen cantaloupejen
partitive cantaloupea cantaloupeja
illative cantaloupeen cantaloupeihin
singular plural
nominative cantaloupe cantaloupet
accusative nom. cantaloupe cantaloupet
gen. cantaloupen
genitive cantaloupen cantaloupejen
cantaloupeinrare
partitive cantaloupea cantaloupeja
inessive cantaloupessa cantaloupeissa
elative cantaloupesta cantaloupeista
illative cantaloupeen cantaloupeihin
adessive cantaloupella cantaloupeilla
ablative cantaloupelta cantaloupeilta
allative cantaloupelle cantaloupeille
essive cantaloupena cantaloupeina
translative cantaloupeksi cantaloupeiksi
instructive cantaloupein
abessive cantaloupetta cantaloupeitta
comitative cantaloupeineen
Possessive forms of cantaloupe (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person cantaloupeni cantaloupemme
2nd person cantaloupesi cantaloupenne
3rd person cantaloupensa