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See also: Melon, melón, and mełon

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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛlən/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlən

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Old French melon, from Late Latin melonem, from Latin melopeponem (type of pumpkin), from Ancient Greek μηλοπέπων (mēlopépōn), from μῆλον (mêlon, apple) + πέπων (pépōn, ripe).

NounEdit

melon (countable and uncountable, plural melons)

  1. (countable) Any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae grown for food, generally not including the cucumber.
    1. Genus Cucumis, various musk melons, including the honeydew and the cantaloupes, and the horned melon.
    2. Genus Citrullus, the watermelon and others
    3. Genus Benincasa, a winter melon
    4. Genus Momordica, the bitter melon
  2. (uncountable) The fruit of such plants.
  3. (uncountable) A light pinkish orange colour, like that of some melon flesh.
    melon colour:  
  4. (usually in the plural, slang) Breasts.
    • 2013, K. L. Brady, Got a Right to Be Wrong (page 107)
      “Wait a minute.” I said. “James with another woman? Mommy, that doesn't even sound right?” “It's true. I caught him squeezing her melons.”
    • 2013, Thomas Berger, Crazy in Berlin
      She indicated her left melon, underneath which lay the heart. “Because you stuck with me, and whether you ever said it or not, that is love.”
  5. (countable, slang) The head.
  6. (countable, Australia, New Zealand, derogatory) A member of the Green Party, or similar environmental group.
  7. (countable) A mass of adipose tissue found in the forehead of all toothed whales, used to focus and modulate vocalizations.
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AdjectiveEdit

melon

  1. Of a light pinkish orange colour, like that of melon flesh.
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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

melon (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) The result of heptazine being polymerized with the tri-s-triazine units linked through an amine (NH) link.

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ChavacanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish melón (melon).

NounEdit

melon

  1. melon

DanishEdit

NounEdit

melon c (singular definite melonen, plural indefinite meloner)

  1. melon

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EsperantoEdit

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melon

  1. accusative singular of melo

FinnishEdit

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melon

  1. First-person singular indicative present form of meloa.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French melon, from Late Latin mēlō, mēlōnem, shortening of Latin mēlopepō, from Ancient Greek μηλοπέπων (mēlopépōn, melon). More at English melon.

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NounEdit

melon m (plural melons)

  1. melon (fruit)

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IndonesianEdit

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melon

  1. melon

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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NounEdit

melon m (definite singular melonen, indefinite plural meloner, definite plural melonene)

  1. melon

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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NounEdit

melon m (definite singular melonen, indefinite plural melonar, definite plural melonane)

  1. melon

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin mēlō, mēlōnem, shortening of Latin mēlopepō, from Ancient Greek μηλοπέπων (mēlopépōn, melon).

NounEdit

melon m (oblique plural melons, nominative singular melons, nominative plural melon)

  1. melon (fruit)
    • 1256, Aldebrandin de Sienne, Rég. du corps
      fera une decoction de violetes, de poumes de semence de cahoides, de melons, de citroles, d'ierbes froides

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PolishEdit

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melon m anim

  1. melon (fruit)
  2. (colloquial) female breast
  3. (colloquial) one million PLN

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