There are 2 main definitions of paddymelon in English:

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paddymelon 1

Pronunciation: /ˈpadɪˌmɛlən/

noun

Australian
A plant of the gourd family, especially a trailing or climbing annual that has become naturalized in inland Australia.
  • Several species in the family Cucurbitaceae, in particular Cucumis myriocarpus, which has bristly melon-like fruits and is native to Africa.
Example sentences
  • Paddymelons, which look like small round watermelons, are often found beside outback roads.
  • Paddy melon or bitter apple [Cucumis myriocarpus Naudin] is also a summer annual, but differs from dudaim melon by having deeply lobed leaves and round fruits 2-3 cm wide covered with weak prickles.

Origin

Late 19th century: probably by erroneous association with paddymelon2.

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paddymelon 2

Pronunciation: /ˈpadɪˌmɛlən/

noun

Variant spelling of pademelon.

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