Definition of casaba in English:

casaba

Syllabification: ca·sa·ba
Pronunciation: /kəˈsäbə
 
/
(also cassaba)

noun

North American
  • A winter melon of a variety with a wrinkled yellow rind and sweet flesh.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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