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winter melon Syllabification: win·ter mel·on

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of winter melon in English:


A variety of muskmelon with a sweet, edible flesh that requires a long growing season and ripens in late autumn, making it available in many supermarkets during the winter.
Example sentences
  • Make soup from cabbage, yam, winter melon and lentils.
  • You might check local Asian markets for winter melon and other vegetable seed.
  • It is often referred to in a Chinese context as a winter melon or, in a variety which has little hairs on the surface, fuzzy melon.
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