cantaloupe

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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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Dr Mercader, from University of Calgary in Canada, found irregularly shaped rocks about the size of cantaloupe melons with distinctive patterns of wear.
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All are F1 hybrids and all are cantaloupe melons, except for Passport, which is a galia type promising larger fruits.
Other fruit earmarked are Yellow Honeydew and Cantaloupe melons harvested between November and March, Thompson, Superior and Red Globe seedless grapes which ripen between March and June, and some citrus.