Synonyms for cantaloupe

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"We get in all right," he parried, putting his spoon into his cantaloupe.

A good way to dry tomato, cantaloupe, and other seeds is to put them on blotters.

My right hand was split and rapidly becoming the size of a cantaloupe.

The rust problem is a serious one in cantaloupe culture in Colorado.

Old alfalfa ground is most excellent for cantaloupe culture.

I do not blame a gourd for not being a cantaloupe, but I like cantaloupes.

The wagon-box was piled high with the last of our cantaloupe crop.

They are fat, squat sisters with the lines of half a cantaloupe.

The dealer took the cantaloupe from her, examining it briefly.

So was the cantaloupe—but Knowlton had not made that, either.

WORD ORIGIN

also cantaloup, 1739, from French, from Italian, from Cantalupo, name of a former Papal summer estate near Rome, where the melons first were grown in Europe after their introduction (supposedly from Armenia). The place name seems to be "singing wolf" and might refer to a spot where wolves gathered, but this might be folk etymology.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CANTALOUPE

melon

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