watermelon

[ waw-ter-mel-uh n, wot-er- ]SEE DEFINITION OF watermelon
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WATERMELON

He closed by telling the watermelon story for its "moral effect."

We dined with Lee, having the first watermelon of the season for dessert.

On the other hand, the Georgia watermelon is something solid.

The exception was the possession of the watermelon stockings.

The next person they spied was a Bandicoot carrying a watermelon.

Watermelon rinds and newspapers was all over the court house yard.

When the peach-cutting was done, there was commonly a watermelon feast.

I knew what a boy ought to do who had extracted a watermelon—like that.

Something about the size of a watermelon appeared to be in my throat.

I was going to ask you if you could tell me what you were doing up there and where you got that watermelon.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from water (n.1) + melon. So called for being full of thin juice. Cf. French melon d'eau.

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