Definition of Charentais in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌSHärənˈtā/
(also Charentais melon)


A small melon with a pale green rind and orange flesh.
Example sentences
  • While this tastes just as good with a green-fleshed melon such as galia, it looks better if you use an orange-fleshed variety such as charentais.
  • The salad is also good with ordinary melon such as galia or charentais.
  • The markets also sell a lot of fruit and vegetables which are grown on the island itself - wonderful charentais melons, delicious potatoes and strawberries.


French, literally 'from the Charentes region'.

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Syllabification: Char·en·tais

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