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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MELON

You can't always tell by the looks of a melon what's inside it, my son.

The melon capital was probably not in use after the sixth century.

You 'll send me a melon, at least, of my own raising, won't you?

He had been reading an article on Nestorianism when the melon was brought in.

There she stopped, and, turning, extended her hands for the melon.

It was littered with rotting straw and plum stones and melon seeds.

Fishin' out the note I'd written, I slits the melon with my knife and jabs it in.

He is the happiest of men just now, for he has the management of a melon bed—a melon bed!

As soon as the eldest son was out of sight of the house he opened his melon.

Found two or three slices of melon with a biscuit to be a good lunch.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French melon (13c.), from Medieval Latin melonem (nominative melo), from Latin melopeponem, a kind of pumpkin, from Greek melopepon "gourd-apple" (name for several kinds of gourds bearing sweet fruit), from melon "apple" (see malic) + pepon, a kind of gourd, probably noun use of pepon "ripe" (see pumpkin).

In Greek, melon was used in a generic way for all foreign fruits (cf. similar use of apple). The Greek plural of "melon" was used from ancient times for "a girl's breasts."

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