Part of speech: noun

A trailing plant of the gourd family, or its fruit.

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Usage examples "melon":

  1. Then he lifted up the jar, and thought it felt very heavy; and when he put in his hand, jar, and melon, and seeds were all turned to stone together. - "Mopsa the Fairy", Jean Ingelow.
  2. But the mule did not stir, and the boy knelt down by it to raise its head a little, but only to let it sink back, and shrink away, in horror- the poor animal, who had always been ready to eat grass or pieces of unripe melon from his hand, lay dead, pierced by the bullet, and bayonetted in three places by the French. - "Our Soldier Boy", George Manville Fenn.
  3. It was almost impossible for Pat to explain to the fruit- man why he pitched away a three- dollar melon like that even after paying for it, and it was still more trying, also more expensive, to explain to the boys facing the various bars along C Street. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine.