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casaba

Line breaks: ca¦saba
Pronunciation: /kəˈsɑːbə
 
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Definition of casaba in English:

noun

North American
1A winter melon of a variety with a wrinkled yellow rind and sweet flesh.
Example sentences
  • ‘Excuse me,’ I say to the disenchanted attendant, ‘where can I find casaba melons, rye bread, and low fat chocolate milk?’
  • He had once planted cash crops - maize, rice, casaba - and he'd even built a pig sty and a chicken coop.
  • Winter melons, such as casabas and crenshaws, are some of those that require the longest growing season.
1.1 (casabas) informal A woman’s breasts.
Example sentences
  • Tentatively, still staring at her image, he reached up to touch her casabas, and freaked out.

Origin

early 20th century: named after Kasaba (now Turgutlu) in Turkey, from which the melons were first exported.

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