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cantaloupe:

see gourdgourd
, common name for some members of the Cucurbitaceae, a family of plants whose range includes all tropical and subtropical areas and extends into the temperate zones.
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; melonmelon,
fruit of Cucumis melo, a plant of the family Curcurbitaceae (gourd family) native to Asia and now cultivated extensively in warm regions. There are many varieties, differing in taste, color, and skin texture—e.g.
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cantaloupe

[′kant·əl‚ōp]
(botany)
The fruit (pepo) of Cucumis malo, a small, distinctly netted, round to oval muskmelon of the family Cucurbitaceae in the order Violales.

cantaloupe

, cantaloup
1. a cultivated variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, with ribbed warty rind and orange flesh
2. any of several other muskmelons
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Well, for one thing, the French adore Charentais - they traditionally serve the melon with prosciutto.
This consultation concerns the provision of disposable products nonsterile on behalf of the consortium member institutions of hospital orders Charentais.
Eight of their 20 hectares of vines are now dedicated to Vin de Pays Charentais.
French Charentais melon the size of a grapefruit with netted, pale orange-tinted skin.
Also sold by variety names such as Alienor, Charmel, and Savor, Charentais is very sweet and aromatic, with firm, juicy flesh.
French Charentais melon production, estimated to be about 315,000 tonnes, has stabilised.
Spain is now a major summer supplier of Galia, Charentais and a green stripped melon known as Piel de Sappo or Frog Skin, all widely available in the UK.
As you flip through the pages of garden catalogs, you may notice that varieties of melons called Charentais (pronounced sha-rahn-tay) garner all sorts of superlatives.
Fruit: Northern Spy, Black Twig, Anna apples; Charentais melons; Ambrosia cantaloupes; Star-Moon watermelons; cherimoyas; Snow Queen nectarines; Last Chance peaches; Blenheim apricots; Wickson and Mariposa plums; salmon and thimble berries.
Charbay Hop Flavored Whiskey--This highly innovative whiskey is double-distilled in a classic alambic Charentais pot still from 20,000 gallons of premium, bottle-ready Pilsner beer, from which master distillers Miles and Marko Karakasevic derive 1,000 gallons of whiskey.
Shellfish farming and coastal zone management development in the Marennes-Oleron Bay and Charentais sounds (Charente Maritime, France): a review of recent developments.
Here it came with a ripe and sweet Charentais melon, peppery rocket leaves and a good, zingy dressing.